ABOUT The Mai Tai is perhaps

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Traditional Mai Tai


The Mai Tai is perhaps the most famous Tiki cocktail for a good
first person to try it was said to cry out "Mai Tai!" which means "the
best--out of this world" in Tahitian. The Mai Tai took a star turn by
earning a prominent role in the Elvis film Blue Hawaii.

The Mai Tai was created as a way to showcase the flavors of good-
quality rum. It should never be neon-colored or overly sweet. A proper
Mai Tai is a deep amber hue and allows the rum to shine through with
the other ingredients. While some Mai Tai variants call for pineapple
favored by Martin Cate's award-winning Tiki bar Smuggler's Cove's.


 3/4 oz  Fresh lime juice
 1/4 oz  Rock candy syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
 1/4 oz  Orgeat almond syrup
 1/2 oz  Orange curacao
   2 oz  Premium aged rum (Appleton Estate 12-Year-Old, El Dorado 12-

Garnish  1 Lime rind and fresh mint sprig

  Glass  Double Old Fashioned


Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with crushed ice.

Shake vigorously until the shaker is well-chilled and frosty on the

Garnish with half of a juiced lime and a fresh mint sprig.


Flavors       : [Sour] [Sweet]
Base Spirit   : [Rum]
Cocktail Type : [Classics] [Tiki / Tropical]
Served        : [On the Rocks]
Strength      : [Medium]
Difficulty    : [Medium]
Hours         : [Afternoon] [Dinner/Paired with food] [Evening]
Brands        : [Appleton Estate] [El Dorado]