Trader Vic's Mai Tai Recipe (2nd Hawaiian version)
Toward the end of the 1950s, the dependable supply of 15-year old J. Wray Nephew Jamaican rum had been interrupted, requiring Trader Vic to make private arrangements to provide rum of a similar quality under his own label. Vic's new rum did not match the nutty flavor of the original J. Wray, leading him to substitute in 1 oz of nutty Martinique rum. Also, to streamline production of the popular cocktail, each individual bar was ordered to pre-mix the Curacao, Orgeat, and Rock Candy Syrup.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
- 1 oz Trader Vic's Jamaican Rum (15 or 8 year-old)
- 1 oz Martinique Rum
- 1 oz Premixed Curacao, Orgeat, Rock Candy Syrup
- Juice from one fresh lime
- 1 cup cubed ice
- 1 cup shaved ice
Combine rum, orange curaçao, orgeat syrup, rock candy syrup, lime juice, and cubed ice into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously (and we mean VIGOROUSLY, it truly makes the difference between a good Mai Tai and a great Mai Tai). Strain into an old fashioned glass over shaved ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 17mg | Sugar: 20g | Iron: 1mg