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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Recipe: Trader Vic Mai Tai Cocktail

California restaurateur Trader Vic is credited with invention of the mai tai. He served the rum and juice cocktail to friends visiting from Tahiti, who exclaimed, Maitai roa ae The term translates to very good and the name mai tai stuck.

Trader Vic Mai Tai Cocktail Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed ice

  • 2 fluid ounces 17-year old J. Wray Nephew Jamaican Rum

  • fluid ounce French Garnier Orgeat

  • fluid ounce orange Curacao liqueur

  • fluid ounce rock candy syrup

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 cup ice

  • 1 sprig fresh mint

How to Make Trader Vic Mai Tai Cocktail

  1. Fill a rocks glass with 1 cup crushed ice. Set aside in the freezer.

  2. Combine rum, orgeat, orange Curacao, rock candy syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled rocks glass.

  3. Garnish with half of the lime shell inside the drink and float a sprig of fresh mint on the edge of the glass.

Trader Vic Mai Tai Cocktail Nutritions

  • Calories: 254.5 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 27.6 g

  • Cholesterol:

  • Fat: 0.2 g

  • Fiber: 1.9 g

  • Protein: 0.6 g

  • SaturatedFat:

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 17.9 mg

  • Sugar: 15.3 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Trader Vic Mai Tai Cocktail Reviews

  • If your looking for French Garnier Orgeat.............try "Orgeat White Almond Syrup. made by Fee Brothers. It can be found in most Liquor Store.

  • This is the original recipe described in Trader Vics Bartenders Guide (Revised, c. 1972). The 17-year J. Wray Nephew rum has not been available for decades. For a substitute, visit my profile to see my Mai Tai Rum Blend recipe. I agree with The Lobster Lady: use Fee Brothers Ogeat for any cocktail calling for this ingredient. Do garnish with the spent lime shell - the oils from the lime skin add to the drink.

  • I made this with Captain Morgans Black Spiced Rum since it was on hand and it was delicious. Definitely a keeper and I can wait to try it out on friends.

  • Yes This is how a mai tai should be made

  • Well done. Could not find French Garnier Orgeat, but I will be on the lookout. Thanks for a proper Mai Tai recipe.

Source: Trader Vic Mai Tai Cocktail

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