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Mai Tai
about the cocktail
In 1934, Victor Jules Bergeron, or Trader Vic as he became known, opened his first restaurant in Oakland, San Francisco. He served Polynesian food with a mix of Chinese, French and American dishes cooked in wood-fired ovens. But he is best known for the rum based cocktails he created. One evening in 1944 he tested a new drink on two friends from Tahiti, Ham and Carrie Guild. After the first sip, Carrie exclaimed, "Mai Tai-Roa Aé", which in Tahitian means ‘Out of this world - the best!’. So Bergeron named his drink the Mai Tai.
ingredients in the cocktail
  • 30 ml Dark rum Jamaican
  • 30 ml Light Rum Martinique
  • 15 ml Cointreau
  • 10 ml Orgeat syrup
  • 20 ml Lime Juice
  • 5 ml Rock Candy syrup
how to make the cocktail
    Preparation
    1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into glass filled with crushed ice.
    Garnish
    1. Lime wedge
    2. Mint sprig
    3. Pineapple cube
    4. Maraschino cherry

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