A cocktail or a pure vacation in a glass? Mai Tai offers both! It’s one of the delicious tiki cocktails that is timeless and evokes tropical bliss in every sip. This rum cocktail is super easy to make at home and packs unforgettable flavours that will simply leave you feeling satisfied.
Curious about how this cocktail came into existence? There are many theories. Some believe that it was concocted in the year 1944 by Trader Vic in his restaurant in Oakland for his friends. There is another theory that claims, a bartender named Donn Beach created this tiki cocktail in the year 1933 at his bar in California.
The origin stories could be complicated, but the flavour profile of the Mai Tai cocktail is on point! The cocktail recipe is simple and it brings together two different rums - light (white) and dark rum. The other ingredients in the cocktail recipe are orange curaçao liqueur, orgeat syrup, and fresh lime. The addition of two rums makes a huge difference creating an unforgettable cocktail experience. The rum used in this cocktail recipe is Captain Morgan Dark Rum and White Rum. Captain Morgan Dark Rum is a fine, distinctive, and premium spirit that has a rich and pleasant taste with hints of sweet, spice, vanilla and caramel. Captain Morgan White Rum on the other hand is a medium-bodied crisp and clean rum.
The simple recipe and impeccable taste are sure to impress anyone! Blend the ingredients together and serve the Mai Tai cocktail on a rocks glass over fresh crushed ice for perfect presentation. It’s not just a feast for the taste buds but for the eyes too!
To begin the cocktail recipe, grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice cubes. Ice is an important aspect of cocktail mixing. It helps in diluting and chilling the ingredients. It also aids in enhancing and balancing the flavours of the drink.
Next, using a measuring cup or a cocktail jigger, measure and pour 30ml of white rum, 15ml of orange liqueur, 15ml of orgeat syrup, and 20ml of freshly squeezed lime juice into the cocktail shaker.
Shake the contents vigorously until the surface of the shaker feels chilled.
Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into rocks glass over fresh crushed ice.
Using the back of the bar spoon, slowly pour 30ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum into the glass by letting it float on top.
Garnish with the drink with a lime wheel and a mint sprig.