Wednesday, June 24, 2009

 

The Mai Tai


Mai Tai translates from Tahitian meaning "Out of this World." . The Mai Tai came to light in 1944 in Oakland's Trader Vic's. Victor Bergron, one of the founders of the tiki bar, put together this great drink that deserving the best ever rum you can get your hands on. After years recipe has changed a lot, disguising the rum under layers of fruit. The first recipe is Bergron's original recipe, the second, one of the many newer versions.

Ingredients For The Mai Tai
  • Light rum
  • Lime juice
  • Orange curacao(CuraƧao is a liqueur flavored with the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit)
  • Orgeat syrup
  • dark rum
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Ice cubes
Quantities For One Drink
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz orange curacao
  • 1/2 oz orgeat syrup
  • 1 oz dark rum
Preparation
  • Pour all the ingredients into a shaker full of ice cubes except the dark rum
  • Shake well
  • Strain into an old fashioned glass half filled with ice cubes
  • Top it with the dark rum
  • Serve
Serving Glass


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