Tiki-Drinks: Mai Tai

Mai Tai

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Mai Tai

Mai Tai

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It was Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron who invented the Mai Tai. Allegedly he mixed it for friends from Tahiti, who then exclaimed enthusiastically: "Mai Tai Roa Ae!" Translated, that means: It's out of this world! The drink is now available in countless variations.
We have the original recipe from 1944 here for you.

Ingredients

6
cl
Jamaica Rum Wray & Nephew 17 Years, 77.2% (The Wray & Nephew no longer exists, today the 30-year-old from Appleton comes closest to it)
3
cl
lime juice
1.5
cl
Curaçao De Kuyper liqueur
0.75
cl
Orgeat (almond syrup) Garnier
0.75
cl
sugar syrup

Preparation:
Shake all ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a double tumbler (do not strain).
Finish with colourful garnish.