Ingredients Needed (Twin Cities)
- jmwicks Apr 23, 2009 01:35 PM
Where can I find:
Passion Fruit Nectar (pure passion fruit - nothing else)
Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
re: The Dairy Queen
Yes this is for my Caribbean dessert which I will be serving on Saturday and am gathering the final touches. I need a beverage pairing and hoped to do Jamaican coffee w/Tia Maria.
I did call the TropicWorld Foods market, but it does not seem that they have many fresh ingredients. They don't carry the coffee, but suggested that I substitute with instant Puerto Rican coffee as it is much cheaper. I would prefer to have fresh delicious ingredients.
I also did swing by there last Sunday (they were closed) and peeped in the windows. The place looks pretty disheveled and the products that I could see looked pretty aged.
I tried the Wedge this afternoon, but am afraid that I will have to make the trek to Whole Paycheck or Byerly's to see if I can find anything.
Try calling United Noodle for Passion Fruit Nectar. They have all kinds of amazing stuff.
For Tia Maria, call a big liquor store near you. It's pretty common; for example, Surdyk's has it (according to their web site).
Surdyks Liquor and Bistro 2go
303 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
United Noodles Asian Supermarket
2015 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404
In my quest to recreate my favorite cocktail in MSP (Red Hot Passion from Chambers), I bought passion fruit juice at the Wedge, but I didn't bother to read the label before I got it home. It was a mix of passion fruit and pear juice, and there is no indication of how much passion fruit juice is actually in it.
If you find a source for passion fruit nectar, please let me know. I guess I'll check out TropicWorld if I don't hear any different.
Oh, yeah - Cub! I'm always amazed at the selection of foods at the Hi-Lake Cub. There's lots of Mexican, of course, but also Asian, Indian, Middle-Eastern, and Scandinavian (!). Plus, all the aisle signs are in two languages, so I can practice my Spanish vocabulary when I shop.
I'll bet they don't have Blue Mountain coffee, but I'd bet only a quarter, 'cause there's a chance I'd be wrong...