While media attention was focused on trends like rosé and American whiskey, another part of the beverage industry blew up: conventions. Now,…
- Base Spirit Rum
- Preparation Shaken
- Flavor Citrusy/Refreshing
- Served On the Rocks
The Mai Tai is hands down Trader Vic’s most famous creation. “It’s a great expression of all that Tiki is. It’s funky rum, fresh juice, a little bit of a floral and rich syrup, and then you have a Barbados made orange liquor,” explained Nick Detrich of New Orleans’ Cane & Table.
Detrich adds that the Mai tai is perfect for the season. “it’s a nice summer drink. It’s bracing, it’s funky, it’s refreshing, and it’s really easy to drink — and dangerous.”
- Combine the liquid ingredients with ice in a shaker.
- Shake until chilled.
- Double strain into a snifter or suitably rounded and novel glass. Serve over crushed ice.
- Garnish with mint or tiki it up with your most elaborate garnish.