Mai Tai (First Adjusted Formula)
- 1 oz Aged Jamaican Rum (Appleton 12)
- 1 oz Dark Jamaican Rum (Coruba was originally specified)
- 1/2 oz Orgeat Syrup
- 1/2 oz Orange Curacao
- 1 Lime (juice of)
Shake all ingredients over cracked ice. Pour into highball glass. Garnish with half of the spent lime shell in the drink and a sprig of mint at the edge of the glass.
|Prep Time||2 minutes|
|Tags||1933-1969 (Tiki to Martinis), Classic, Tiki|
|Strength||1.6 standard drinks|
When Trader Vic could not acquire any more J. Wray and Nephew 17 Year rum, he switched to this formula. He substituted a J. Wray and Nephew 15 Year rum and added Coruba rum. Trader Vic eventually exhausted the supply of the J. Wray and Nephew 15 Year rum.
I am substituting a very fine Jamaican rum (Wray and Nephew own the Appleton brand). I am also using a quality Orange Curacao along with a quality bottling of Orgeat Syrup. The original recipe used rock candy syrup but I find it unnecessary.