Today we’re going to show you how to make a mai tai and we’ll do it twice with two different orgeat syrups: Liber & Co Orgeat and B.G. Reynolds’ Orgeat. Bookmark our recipe https://bit.ly/3hkF4Bm
Liber & Co Orgeat: https://awesomedrinks.com/products/almond-orgeat-syrup-by-liber-co/
B.G. Reynolds’ Orgeat: https://awesomedrinks.com/products/b-g-reynolds-orgeat-syrup/
The Mai Tai Recipe
– 1.0 oz Dark Rum
– 1.0 oz Martinique Rhum / Rum
– 1.0 oz Fresh lime juice
– 0.25 oz Orgeat / Almond syrup
– 0.25 oz Simple syrup
– 0.5 oz Orange Curaçao
The Mai Tai has a rich history between Trader Vic and Donn Beach, we’ve covered that before so we don’t go too into depth with that, but you can find more in our other Mai Tai Videos:
The Mai Tai is classic tiki, one of the beverages people think of when they say tiki, and one of the most ordered cocktail at any polynesian restaurant. That brand history has grown over the years, and you’ll find tons of different mai tai variations.
Part of tiki is the design and implementation and riff’s off old classics. Add pineapple juice, orange juice, a bit of grenadine, the Mai Tai takes on many styles and different folks love different ways of doing it. In our case, we’re doing a classic variation without simple syrup and all orgeat because this video highlights the orgeat in the recipe.
0:39 The recipe breakdown
2:40 Chaos begins…
3:53 The money shot
4:28 More chaos begins…
5:10 Tasting notes
6:10 Derrick’s Ring Doorbell
7:10 Which is better with the syrup?
8:08 The differences in our rum will make a difference
10:10 A bit about Merchant Reserve
11:19 This isn’t a real bar!!
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