Old Trader Cocktail
- 2 oz Aged Jamaican Rum
- 1/2 oz Lime Juice
- 1 barspoon Orange Curacao
- 1 barspoon Orgeat Syrup
- 1 dash Orange Bitters
- 1 dash Lemon Bitters (optional)
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a small mint sprig.
|Prep Time||2 minutes|
|Tags||1990-present (Renaissance), Tiki|
|Strength||1.4 standard drinks|
I based this on a Trader Vic's Mai Tai. Think of it as a Mai Tai reduced down to its vital parts in an up cocktail. You need a very good rum for this one, Appleton 21 Year is perfect since it is close to what Trader Vic used in his first Mai Tai formula. If you want a Trader Cocktail that more resembles Vic's later formulas, replace the Appleton 21 with 1 ounce each Appleton 12 and aged Rhum Agricole.