One reason is probably that I just tasted my Mai Tai with a Wray and Nephew over proof float.
The other reason is awe and fear: The history of this legendary Tiki-cocktail is fraught with intrigue and feuding.
In other words it's easy to write something somebody will take in the wrong way, and then I fear a new generation of Tiki-lovers and -connaisseur are ready to cast spells that blows the top of my shaker the next time I fiddle with egg white or replace all the bottles in my liquor cabinet with no name brands.
For Mai Tai lore read this rant.
Putting on a brave face I type what I mixed:
- 6 cl golden rum
- 3 cl lime juice
- 0.75 cl Orgeat
- 0.75 cl Amaretto
- 0.75 cl Orange Curacao
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and add a small float of either black rum or over proof rum so the first impression is rum and the almond and lime will materialize later.