May is HERE!!
We are headed right into Summer. .Beautiful Weather. .Sandy Beaches. .
and of course good times with Family and Friends.
Here is another Favorite Cocktail of ours here at Sophisticate Chronicles we feel ALL of our fellow "SophistiKats" will love. .
The Sexy and "Perfect" Mai Tai
2 cups light rum
1 cup dark rum
1 cup 151 proof rum
1 cup orange curacao (orange flavored liqueur)
1 cup almond flavored syrup
1 cup simple syrup
In a large jar or drink cooler, combine the light rum, dark rum, 151 rum, orange liqueur, almond syrup, simple syrup, and lime juice.
Stir and top off with orange juice (Do not use grenadine if you want the true Mai Tai)
Serve in 8 to 12 ounce glasses with ice.
Brief History on the Drink
The Mai Tai is an alcoholic cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, and lime juice, popular in "Polynesian-style" settings.
It was purportedly invented at the Trader Vic's restaurant in Oakland, California in 1944. Trader Vic's rival, Don the Beachcomber, claimed to have created it in 1933 at his then-new eponymous bar (later a famous restaurant) in Hollywood. Don the Beachcomber's recipe is more complex than that of Vic and tastes quite different.
"Maita'i" is the Tahitian word for "good." The spelling of the drink, however, is two words.
The Trader Vic story of its invention is that the Trader (Victor J. Bergeron) created it one afternoon for some friends who were visiting from Tahiti. One of those friends, Carrie Guild, tasted it and cried out: "Maita'i roa ae!" (Literally "very good!", figuratively "Out of this world! The Best!") hence the name.