So, in the true spirit of Mai Tai - which got it's name when Trader Vic had an overabundance of rum and foisted some of it off on an unsuspecting patron who promptly took a sip and declared “Maita'i roa a'e” ("very good" in Tahitian), here's a Tiki drink that will knock your tie off.
LOST MAI TAI
(As in, "I lost my tie after drinking too many of these.")
1 Oz. Bacardi Silver
1 Oz. Bacardi Gold
1 Oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
2 Oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice
1/2 Oz Bols Blue Curacao
1/2 Oz. Orgeat Syrup
1 Tablespoon Cream of Coconut
GARNISH: 1 Edible Orchid, Cocktail Umbrella, Parrot Swizzle Stick
TOOLS: Cocktail Shaker
GLASS: Fun Tiki Glass or whatever.
Add the ingredients to a blender and give them all a nice whirl until they're all blended together and slushy.
Pour into your chilled glass, garnish and serve.
Take your tie off before drinking and put it somewhere safe. Or not.
Just in case you're not in the mood for a smart alec-y cocktail and want to try the original Mai Tai, here's the original formula from Trader Vic's website: 2 ounces 17-year-old J. Wray Nephew Jamaican rum, 1/2 ounce French Garnier Orgeat, 1/2 ounce Holland DeKuyper Orange Curacao, 1/4 ounce Rock Candy Syrup, juice from one fresh lime.
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