Mai Tai

Mai Tai recipe

Mai Tai Ingredients

Mai Tai Instructions

The Mai Tai is a classic tropical cocktail that is known for its refreshing taste and vibrant colors. Originating in the 1940s, this cocktail has gained popularity over the years and is now a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts.

The Mai Tai is a blend of rum, tropical juices, and a hint of sweetness. The combination of these ingredients creates a balanced and delicious cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a summer party, the Mai Tai is sure to be a hit.

Making a Mai Tai is relatively simple. Start by filling a shaker with ice. Then, add 2 ounces of rum, preferably a dark rum like Jamaican rum, to the shaker. Next, add 1 ounce of orange curaçao or orange liqueur, followed by 1 ounce of lime juice. Finally, add ½ ounce of orgeat syrup, which is a sweet almond syrup that adds a unique flavor to the cocktail.

Once all the ingredients are in the shaker, shake vigorously for about 10 seconds to ensure everything is well mixed. Then, strain the mixture into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig and a slice of lime for added freshness and presentation.

The Mai Tai is an incredibly versatile cocktail, and there are many variations to suit different tastes. Some people prefer a sweeter Mai Tai and may add additional sweeteners like grenadine or simple syrup. Others may choose to float a dark rum on top of the cocktail for a more intense flavor.

Overall, the Mai Tai is a tropical delight that is guaranteed to transport you to a sunny beach in the islands. With its refreshing flavors and beautiful presentation, it's no wonder this cocktail has stood the test of time. So, grab your shaker and ingredients, and start mixing up your own Mai Tai today!

Best served in a Collins Glass.

Mai Tai Variations Andrew's Mai Tai |

Mai Tai: is a Tahitian word means good and this cocktail was supposed to have been invented at the Traders Vic’s “Polynesian-style restaurant” in California in 1944 but it is disputed. This extremely popular cocktail has many variations. Trader Vic’s has its own recipe as well as its rival and another claimant for its invention, Don the Beachcomber has its own. Anyway a well- accepted and common recipe of Mai Tai will be a combination of white and dark rums, curacao, orgeat syrup(sweet syrup from almond, sugar, rose water etc) and fresh lemon juice. All these ingredients except dark rum are shaken in a mixer with ice. Strain into glass and then pour the dark rum on the top to remain floated. Pineapple pears, mint leaves and lime rind are added as garnish

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