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Mai Tai – A Beautiful Mess


I love the classic Mai Tai cocktail. If you haven’t tried this classic recipe, I highly recommend it! This drink is one of the most popular tiki cocktails of all time. Mixed with rum, orange liqueur, fresh lemon juice and orange (fine almond liqueur), this recipe is fresh, balanced and dare I say… excellent.

Legend has it that when the first Mai Tai was served, the shepherd shouted “Mai Tai!” Which means “the best in this world” in Tahitian. The Mai Tai is a classic cocktail you’ll be proud to have in your home bar skillset.

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ingredients

  • White rum -This recipe calls for both light rum and dark rum, and we definitely recommend using both.
  • Orange liqueur – You can also use any orange liqueur you have on hand such as Orange Curacao, Grand Marnier, or Cointreau.
  • Lemonade – Freshly squeezed, of course.
  • Almond flavored syrup – Rich and crushed almond syrup.
  • Dark wine – To float to the top.
  • Decorating ideas – A slice of pineapple, a cherry, a slice of lemon, or a sprig of fresh mint can be used as a great garnish.

The best glassware to serve the classic Mai Tai is Old style double glazing. I also used these Golden cocktail selections To hold a cherry and lemon slice for garnish.

Best rum for Mai Tai

The dark rum that floats on top of your Mai Tai is a big part of the flavor. There are two great options for this ingredient.

Aged rum -It is also called anejo rum. The aging process creates more complex and rich flavors.

Dark wine – Also called black rum, it has a dark color and a rich, smoky flavour. Note: Be sure to avoid spiced rum, which can also be dark in color but is not what you want for this recipe.

directione

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the white rum, orange liqueur, lemon juice and orange juice. Shake for 10-15 seconds.
  2. Strain the mixture into a cup filled with ice.
  3. Slowly add the dark rum to the top of the drink. It will naturally float to the top as a dark floater.
  4. Garnish your drink with a fresh mint sprig, maraschino cherry slices and lemon. Other optional decorations are a pineapple wedge or a small umbrella.

What does Mai Tai taste like?

Maybe you’ve had a Mai Tai at a restaurant that was too sweet or a generic rum drink (perhaps made with orange juice or pineapple juice). Try to erase these examples from your mind because they do not reflect the classic recipe. This cocktail is a balanced, fresh and rum-inducing cocktail. This drink is delicate and sophisticated. You will taste almond, walnut, citrus, and vanilla flavors.

History of Mai Tai

Trader Vic (Victor Bergeron) is sometimes credited with creating this drink at Trader Vic’s Bar in the 1940s. While this may be true, the foundation for this famous recipe was laid by Don Beach at the Beachcomber Bar in the 1930s.

In 2007, the Merchant Hotel bar in Belfast gained notoriety and entered the 2008 Guinness Book of World Records for selling the most expensive cocktail ever made – a $1,475 Trader Vic’s Mai Tai, featuring original 17-year-old Wray & Nephew rum. General. The original recipe featured in this rum.

Tips for making

  • The dark rum will naturally float to the top of your drink if you add it last.
  • If you want to use premium rum in this drink, opt for the dark rum upgrade that floats on top.
  • The best ice to serve in a Mai Tai is crushed ice.

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Instructions

Frequently asked questions

What is a Mai Tai cocktail made of?

It is mixed with rum, orange liqueur, fresh lemon and orange juice.

Where did Mai Tai originate?

This drink is said to be from California. It was made popular at Trader Vic’s by bartender Victor J. Bergeron in the 1940s.

How to pronounce orgite?

Ur Zat

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directions

  • In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the white rum, orange liqueur, lemon juice and orange juice. Shake for 10-15 seconds.

  • Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.

  • Slowly add the dark rum to the top of the drink. It will naturally float to the top as a dark floater.

  • Garnish your drink with a fresh mint sprig, maraschino cherry slices and lemon. Other optional decorations are a pineapple wedge or a small umbrella.

Notes

  • The dark rum will naturally float to the top of your drink if you add it last.
  • If you want to use premium rum in this drink, opt for the dark rum upgrade that floats on top.
  • The best ice to serve in a Mai Tai is crushed ice.

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Nutritional facts

Mai Tai

Amount per service

% daily value*

*Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition is automatically calculated using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where appropriate, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



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