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Gold, Brown, Red or Black how do you enjoy them?


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Old 01-24-2010, 01:52 AM   #21
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Interesting that this post got bumped today as I made my first trip to Trader Vic's earlier and sampled the Mai Tai there, fantastic. However, it was my first Mai Tai so I really have nothing to compare it to.

I purchased a bottle of the Mai Tai mix from Trader Vic's (don't shoot me!) and the bottle calls for 2 oz of dark rum, 4 oz of mix and juice of 1 lime... Well since I'm just learning my rums I grabbed my Cruzan Black Strap and mixed one up - not even remotely close.

Oh well, live and learn, glad to have a good source from which to learn.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:24 PM   #22
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Step 1: Ditch the Trader Vic's Mai Tai Mix
Step 2: Get some orgeat and some limes
Step 3: Get a good Jamaican and/or Martinician rum/rhum
Step 4: Profit!

Honestly there's little magic to a good Mai Tai. It's all about the ingredients.

"Mai Tai Mix" is essentially orgeat and lime juice. After that you just need an orange liqueur (curacao, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Creole Shrubb) and some good rum.

OH! And before I forget, the garnish MATTERS in this drink. Get some fresh mint, and remember to spank it before putting it on top of your drink.
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Step 1: Ditch the Trader Vic's Mai Tai Mix
Step 2: Get some orgeat and some limes
Step 3: Get a good Jamaican and/or Martinician rum/rhum
Step 4: Profit!

Honestly there's little magic to a good Mai Tai. It's all about the ingredients.

"Mai Tai Mix" is essentially orgeat and lime juice. After that you just need an orange liqueur (curacao, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Creole Shrubb) and some good rum.

OH! And before I forget, the garnish MATTERS in this drink. Get some fresh mint, and remember to spank it before putting it on top of your drink.
Thanks for the info, I knew I shouldn't have messed with that mix! Oh well, I can use your info as a starting point and have a lot of fun discovering what I like best! And I'll make sure to show that mint who's boss before sending it for a swim.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:45 PM   #24
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OH! And before I forget, the garnish MATTERS in this drink. Get some fresh mint, and remember to spank it before putting it on top of your drink.
Please forgive my "bathroom" humor...but this made me laugh!

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Old 01-28-2010, 11:50 AM   #25
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I found this Mai-Tai recipe from the NSLC. It's not complete, but what I find interesting is the 'almond milk'...
http://www.mynslc.com/Pages/Spirits_...gy_MaiTai.aspx
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