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What is Mai Tai liqueur?
It makes it a near-perfect fit for use in all kinds of cocktails, but especially in the Mai Tai, thanks to the use of orgeat syrup and lime juice. The liqueur balances the sweetness of the syrup and the tart taste of the lime juice, allowing all of the ingredients to blend effortlessly together with the rum.
Why is it called Mai Tai?
And as for the name: Supposedly, the first person to try the cocktail was said to cry out 鈥淢ai Tai!鈥?which means 鈥渢he best鈥攐ut of this world鈥?in Tahitian. Add the white rum, curaao, lime juice and orgeat into a shaker with crushed ice and shake lightly (about 3 seconds). Pour into a double rocks glass. Float the dark rum over the top.
What is the best garnish for a Mai Tai?
While a Martini looks best with a single olive or lemon twist, and a Negroni only needs an orange peel, with the Mai Tai, bigger is better. 鈥淢y advice on garnish is go crazy鈥攁 little cocktail umbrella, pineapple slice, tropical flower,鈥?says Shawn Chen of RedFarm and Decoy in New York City.
What are the best tiki drinks?
The Mai Tai is perhaps the most famous Tiki cocktail for a good reason. Trader Vic鈥檚 is credited with inventing the drink, and the first person to try it was said to cry out 鈥淢ai Tai!鈥?which means 鈥渢he best鈥攐ut of this world鈥?in Tahitian. The Mai Tai was created as a way to showcase the flavors of good-quality rum.