Contrary to popular belief, the original mai tai recipe has no pineapple juice in it and no dark rum float.Next
If you have trouble finding it I did , you can use Grand Marnier, which is made in the same style as curaçoa but is slightly more top-shelf.
But like many drinks that involve fruit juices, it got muddied along the way, with shortcuts and liberties that often left you with a headache and a literal bad taste in your mouth, instead of memories of tropical splendor. While these newer versions may be delicious, they are not the mai tai as it was originally intended. Otherwise, I would be tied to the blender all night like I have been for the past 10 years for our get-togethers.
It's a perfect mix of sweetness and potency.
I like to add the lime and amaretto in it to make a more authentic tasting Mai Tai, but this recipe is for sure still great as written.Next
I made this as directed, well except without the 151 Rum, for 5 people and we all loved them.
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Bergeron added pineapple juice and orange juice to sweeten the concoction and make it more palatable.
Anejo rum has more oak, brown sugar, and caramel flavors in it. There is Orange Curacao, an orange flavored liquer, but never juice of an orange.Next
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The name was allegedly taken from maitaʻi, the word for "good" or "excellence", although the drink is usually spelled as two words, sometimes hyphenated or capitalized.
This was way too sweet for my tastes.Next
It tasted just like the mai tais we had in Hawaii.
It was nice but just too sweet for my tastebuds. She holds a degree in Physiology and Neuroscience as well as a Certification as a Nutrition Coach. It was a HUGE hit.Next
I used a quality aged Hawaiian rum.