It’s not a “true” Mai Tai per se…but definitely my go to cocktail when I’m on the islands or when I just need a little liquid aloha at home! light rum We just got back from Maui last week and tried Mai Tais at both Lahaina Grill and Pineapple Grill. 9:59 am. Put all liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker. California restaurateur Trader Vic is credited with invention of the guava juice fresh squeezed lime juice Hi Molly! Best Practices: Mai Tais Are Better Than You Think | VinePair The perfect mai tai – all ingredients are well blended and mint is used as a garnish (bruise the leaves to release the oils). Rick Davis . August 22, 2014 @ You can get Tommy Bahama spirits at some more upscale liquor stores on the mainland. WHAT IS MAI TAI. 5:51 pm. Molly, this sounds delicious. I have never attempted to make a weaker mai tai, just because mai tais are supposed to get you buzzy quickly — but I would do a little side-by-side experiment to see what you like best. Aloha!!!!! I’m sure their website will be helpful. of Trader Vic’s Aged Rum with the juice from one fresh lime and you have yourself Trader Vic’s famous Mai Tai. BTW: love the book. of Trader Vic's Dark Rum with the juice from one fresh lime and you have yourself Trader Vic's famous Mai Tai! (The orgeat is super-sweet, and I am afraid that it would be too sweet a drink without the strong rum flavor.) Dave and I have been on a quest for the best Mai Tai. Also, the best food at reasonable prices. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A tropical fruit and spice aroma leads to a palate with a clove attack followed by mashed banana, mango, apple, fenugreek seed and cinnamon. Some people get mostly juice, others get mostly rum. The Royal Hawaiian claims the mai tai was created specifically for its hotel back in 1953, and now its mai tai menu has an assortment to try. We arrived in Maui Sat night and I had found your recipe. Molly Jacobson October 29, 2011 @ I agree, that’s the hardest ingredient to find in your neck of the woods — but maybe you have a little place nearby. From what I can see about it on review sites, I think it might be a nice rich rum to use for the dark. Although I do make them here in Oregon, I really miss the Old Lahaina rums that I used while in Maui. Put ice back in the freezer until just before you are ready to pour the drink so that the ice does not melt before it chills the cocktail. Sink your spent lime shell in the drink, and garnish with a mint sprig. 1 oz. But have a question: Which of the ingredients would adjust, to include Bacardi Gold, Myer’s Dark, and Kraken Black Spiced rums? Thanks for any suggestions or tips. According to the legend, Victor Bergeron knocked together this cocktail following a request from friends to create something from a bottle of Wray & Nephew 17-Year-Old rum. Your Mai Tai recipe is great. I have dealt with this in several ways in the past. Here’s a link to the original post: Because there are so many different juices and syrups involved, the main part of the drink is often shaken before it’s poured over the ice. Just multiply the ingredient quantities? Include what rums they actually use. A mai tai does usually involve some sort of float on the top, but what that float is can vary wildly. September 24, 2010 @ 12:01 pm, And there you have a perfect example of the age-old argument about what constitutes a proper mai tai — although I don’t really see that much difference from my recipe Looking forward to trying this version, although I’ll probably miss the fresh pineapple juice and guava — Hawaii style…, Evanice I prefer a Blue Hawaii cocktail and the best one I ever had of that was at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu. It involves 3 different types of Rum, Bacardi being one of them. July 7, 2012 @ pineapple wedges for garnish We had the limes and mint available for garnish, plus straws. 11:57 am. I don’t want to be running all over town looking if you know any secrets If you are having a party, these can be made ahead of time and stored in a pitcher, but make sure you stir well before serving. Molly Jacobson Have you tried their version? You’re smashed. I love the idea of refilling the water bottles. We confirmed with a small group of friends, most of whom hadn’t had a mai tai in years because when you live on Maui, you don’t want to spend $20 for a good drink, and you don’t want to spend $2 for pineapple juice. However, I really like Angostura 5, for the dark rum, too. Owned by Cognac house Maison Ferrand, Plantation produces some exciting rums which are tropical-aged in ex-Bourbon casks before transferring to France for further ageing in ex-Cognac casks. 1:49 pm, Wow….what a recipe..heading to Total Wine to start my Mai Tai quest and learn how to create this magical island tour drink…..heading to Princeville in November…, Molly Jacobson a citrus juice (such as lime, orange or pineapple), orgeat syrup, orange curaçao liqueur, and a dark rum (for the float).

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