Mai Tai is one of the cocktails that are loved worldwide. It is a refreshing, fruity cocktail that can be made in various ways. It is originated in 1944 by Victor Jules Bergeron Jr. also known as Trader Vic. This cocktail was invented in Trader Vic’s restaurant, “Hinky Dinks Restaurant”.
It came to life when Victor Jules Bergeron Jr ordered Martinique Rhum, Jamaican Rum, Orgeat Syrup and fresh lime juice for his guests who were visiting his restaurant for dinner one night. He then added some orange Curacao to the drink and named it “Maita’i” which means “Good”.
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce orange-flavored liqueur
½ ounce amaretto
1 ounce dark rum
1 ounce gold rum
1 tsp of grenadine
Pineapple wedge for garnish
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, orange liqueur, amaretto, rum, and grenadine.
2. Add ice and shake to chill.
3. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with the pineapple wedge.
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