If Your Mai Tai Doesn't Look Like This, You're Doing It Wrong. • A true Mai Tai is neither bright red nor sweet. Here's how to make it right with rum, fresh lime juice, curaçao, sugar cane syrup, and orgeat almond syrup.
Traditional Mai Tai Were you expecting a giant, neon-colored monstrosity? Fear not; this is the classic Mai Tai, from San Francisco’s resident tiki expert Martin Cate. It’s a smooth mixture of rum, orange Curaçao, orgeat syrup, rock candy syrup and lime juice. You’ll never try another recipe for the drink.
The Mai Tai cocktail was created in 1945 by Victor Bergeron, the genius of rum, also known as Trader Vic. The drink got its name when he served it to two friends from Tahiti, who exclaimed “Maitai roa ae!,” which in Tahitian means “Out of this world – the best!”
Mai Tai from Bare at The Mirage in Las Vegas ~In a rocks glass filled with ice, combine the following ingredients: 3/4 ounce Bacardi Silver, 3/4 ounce Malibu, 2 ounces orange juice, 2 ounces pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine. Float it with Myers Rum.