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]