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LOST MAI TAI TIKI DRINK COCKTAIL


I got my hands - finally - on an edible orchid so I just had to do a Tiki Drink, right? Based on the classic Tiki cocktail, the Mai Tai, I've again played with the rules - a lot - and had a little fun with a classic. Mostly because I was out of Orange Curacao and only had the Blue variety on hand and, dammit, I wanted to use that orchid before it died!

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.

The
LOST MAI TAI
Tiki Cocktail
(As in, "I lost my tie after drinking too many of these.")

INGREDIENTS:

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
Ice

GARNISH: 1 Edible Orchid, Cocktail Umbrella, Parrot Swizzle Stick

TOOLS:  Cocktail Shaker

GLASS: Fun Tiki Glass or whatever.

DIRECTIONS:
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. 

Oh, and lock the cat out ...


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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