Trader Vic Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Trader Vic Mai Tai Cocktail

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"California restaurateur Trader Vic is credited with invention of the mai tai. He served the rum and juice cocktail to friends visiting from Tahiti, who exclaimed, 'Maita'i roa ae!' The term translates to 'very good' and the name mai tai stuck."

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Directions

  1. Fill a rocks glass with 1 cup crushed ice. Set aside in the freezer.
  2. Combine rum, orgeat, orange Curacao, rock candy syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with half of the lime shell inside the drink and float a sprig of fresh mint on the edge of the glass.
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Feb 15, 2013

Well done. Could not find French Garnier Orgeat, but I will be on the lookout. Thanks for a proper Mai Tai recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 18 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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