junebug80 (junebug80) wrote in thequestionclub,
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any bartenders out there?

I want to make a whole bunch of fancy mixed drinks at home. I'm not a bartender or anything. But, reading some of the recipes, I'm getting really confused. When a drink calls for Double Heavy Cream, what does that mean? What am I supposed to buy? Whipped cream? Cool Whip? what is double heavy cream?
For example:
walnut whirl= cognac, walnut liqueur and double heavy cream

Also, alot of the drinks call for different types of fruit purees. I've not seen this in the grocery store. Where can I get fruit purees? Whats a good brand to look up?

What is caster sugar?

What is coconut cream and where do I get that? A good brand to look up?
as in : Waikiki Beach
white rum, amaretto, coconut cream, pineapple juice, passion fruit juice and double heavy cream....

Where do I get the assorted syrups called for such as sugar syrup and coconut syrup? I haven't seen those in the grocery store either...

What is Candied Ginger? Where do I get it? ( you're supposed to put it in a hot tea toddy...)

Is there a place online where I can buy alcohol for much cheaper than at the grocery store? I've been looking but I haven't really found anything. I'm not interested in buying large bottles or buying in bulk. What I'd like to find is an online liquor store where I can get all these weird ingredients that I can't find at the grocery store plus cheaper liquor. ANyone know of a site?

Any tips on how to get ice to crush in a blender? My blender keeps clogging and stopping. Is there a better technique that I am not aware of? How do you get smooth and creamy daquiris?

Thanks for all the answers.
Crossposted to lots of bartending communities...
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