Original Mai Tai (slight variation) recipe

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"This is a slight modification of Trader Vic's original recipe (I chose those rums, because I think they lend an excellent flavor to this drink.) You may choose any rum you want (its a matter of taste, as I see it), just make sure its 2 ounces.
There is NO pineapple juice, NO sweet and sour, NO orange juice... and NO BLENDER (unless you are using one to crush the ice) The travesties there are out there these days claiming to be a mai tai are both amusing and sad. Try one like this and see.. everyone I have made one for has come to realize the truth about the real Mai Tai: it truly is.. the best."


Hand shake, the lime juice from 1 lime should be squeezed into the shaker. Pour over crushed ice and garnish with half of the lime shell inside the drink and float a sprig of fresh mint at the edge of the glass.




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Original Mai Tai

posted by Tiki Tim @ 06:34PM, 8/14/07

All Mai Tai recipes are a slight variation on the original since some of the original ingredients are no longer available. Your recipe is all the right ingredients in the correct proportions. Trader Vic was partial to the Jamaican rums, so I use Appleton Extra or Appleton VX and Coruba. Myers can be substituted for Coruba. Bols and DeKuyper are good orange curacaos, Marie Brizard is excellent but expensive and Hiram Walker not so good. Teisseire Orgeat is excellent, but hard to find. It can be ordered on the internet.

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