Mai Tai (Trader Vic's) from Kindred Cocktails
1oz Jamaican rum (dark, 7-15 year old)
1oz Rhum Agricole, St. George
3⁄4 oz Lime juice
1⁄2 oz Curaçao (I used Morays Orange Liqueur)
1⁄4 oz Orgeat (I used almond extract)
1⁄4 oz Simple syrup
1 spg Mint (as garnish)
I was really excited to try Rhum Agricole, OMG, what a surprise.
It's not a rum, I don't know why I thought it was a rum. It's not sweet at all, it smells like pickled olives and grass.
Yet it's a key ingredient in the original mai tai. The sweetness of the other ingredients hide its brininess.
I really enjoyed the Trader Vic Mai Tai. I'm undecided on the Rhum Agricole. All I can say for now is it's mighty fine in a mai tai and being a St. George product, it goes down smooth as silk, as long as you can hide the taste.