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flavored syrups for Tiki drinks

xcorvis Dec 27, 2010 08:01 AM

I've gotten into Tiki drinks recently and I've been having trouble finding the flavored syrups so many of the drinks call for. I don't like ordering online because of the (relatively) large shipping costs. Specifically Orget is extremely difficult to find locally, but passion fruit and pomegranate are also frequently called for. Most liquor stores don't carry any syrups, and coffee shops typically only have ones that go well with coffee. Some import stores have a few flavors, but they don't seem to have good selections or any consistency.

I found a local coffee shop, Brewberrys, that ordered the syrups for me in the past, but they've changed providers and may or may not be able to get me Orget again. I'll find out soon.

Where else can I get these flavored syrups locally (preferably in Saint Paul)?


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  1. The Dairy Queen RE: xcorvis Dec 27, 2010 11:04 AM

    Can you use the Torani syrups? Kowalski's on Grand Ave carries them. Don't know about the selection, etc., but it might be worth a call.


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    1. re: The Dairy Queen
      xcorvis RE: The Dairy Queen Dec 27, 2010 11:21 AM

      Torani and Monin both make the flavors so either is fine (or another brand too). I'll check that out, thanks!

      1. re: xcorvis
        xcorvis RE: xcorvis Dec 28, 2010 09:53 AM

        Turns out Kowalski's has a small selection of coffee friendly flavors like hazelnut, almond, caramel and the like.

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      Josie RE: xcorvis Dec 27, 2010 03:10 PM

      Surdyk's used to stock Finest Call passion fruit syrup & Orgeat-it's not perfect but probably the best you're going to do locally-haven't checked for a couple of years...

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      1. re: Josie
        kriminalrat RE: Josie Dec 28, 2010 05:32 AM

        Interested in this also. Orgeat is hard to make well...most of the commercial stuff is crap. Grenadine is easy to make though, just mix pom juice and cane sugar. Tiki drinks are alot of work but worth it.

        1. re: Josie
          xcorvis RE: Josie Dec 28, 2010 09:51 AM

          I wasn't able to find Orget at Surdyk's, I think they said they don't normally carry it, but maybe that's changed in the past few months.

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          xcorvis RE: xcorvis Dec 28, 2010 09:56 AM

          I was able to pick up the syrups I wanted from the store formerly known as Brewberry's. It's now called Espresso Royale (at Randolph and Fairview in St. Paul). They will special order Monin syrups. It sounds like they have full access to the catalog of syrups. I found that some stores can only order certain flavors because their distributor doesn't carry them.

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