Mai Tai comes with multiple recipes depending on which version you like, the Trader Vic’s (1940’s) or Don the Beachcomber (1930’s). Either way both capitalized on the Polynesian trends of the 50’s and 60’s. A great fruit and rum based drink; no Tiki party would be complete without with a Mai Tai with an umbrella! Featured in the Elvis movie “Blue Hawaii” the drink has remained popular since then as a beach side have to have. So whatever recipe you use this is a wonderful fun drink that will be the hit of any pool party.
Pour rum, Orgeat, Simple Syrup and Orange Curacao, in order, into a mixer glass with crush ice plus the dash a bitters. Add the juice from 1 whole line shake well pour into a tall glass with a dark rum float and serve with an orange and cherry.