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doubleblank
06-02-2011, 15:53
It got to 100 degree in some areas. Time for a dip in the pool....and a Mai Tai.

Light Rum
Dark Rum
Orange Liquor
splash Orgeat
splash bar syrup
juice of a lime
2 oz orange juice
maraschino cherry and a piece of fresh pineapple
ice

One of Val's faves. Lot's of variations.

Randy

dgonano
06-03-2011, 09:22
Sounds great Randy! Just had a Mai Tai last week as temps hit the mid nineties in Maryland.

callmeox
06-03-2011, 19:14
Never had one, sounds really dangerous.

Jwilly019
06-04-2011, 02:07
Never had one, sounds really dangerous.

It's absolutely delicious. Very drinkable though, and the alcohol can sneak up on you. My recipe:

1oz - Appleton Extra 12 Year Old
1oz - Clement VSOP
.5oz - Orgeat
.5oz - Orange Curacao (I've also used Grand Marnier and Cointreau before, both were superb)
.25oz - Simple Syrup (Homemade, I prefer 1:1)
Juice of a lime.

doubleblank
06-04-2011, 13:24
The material difference amongst the best recipies is 1) whether to add a couple of ounces of fruit juice to make it let potent and 2) orange or pineapple juice if used.

Each drink holds about 2 1/2 ounces of liquor, so they can be dangerous.

Randy

Jono
06-05-2011, 20:45
Don't forget the crystallized sugar stick for stirring and gradual sweetness.

Similar to these:

http://www.candywarehouse.com/whitesticks.html?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=shoppingdotcom

White Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks

http://www.thefind.com/food/info-sugar-swizzle-sticks

SBOmarc
06-06-2011, 10:31
The only addition to this discourse would be to serve it in a Collins type glass that is iced to the max. This libation needs copious amounts of ice.