Messing with the mighty Mai Tai is always fun - I know some people think it is sacrilege, but I think it is such an amazing recipe, that riffing on it is bound to deliver a great tasting drink. I still drink my previous rhubarb driven attempt - Tøppe - so I knew it could work.
While shopping for Libbey's latest tiki glasses at Barkonsult, I was gifted samples of Three Cents Soda.
I was particularly interested in the Cherry Soda and I spotted a recipe for a Cherry Tai on their website.
But I decided to make my own interpretation:
- 6 cl rum - I used Plantation Xaymaca
- 3 cl lime juice
- 1 cl orgeat- I used Giffard
- 1,5 cl curacao - I used Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
- 1 cl cherry liqueur - I used Frederiksdal
Shake and pour into glass ice included. Add a bottle - or 2 dl - of cherry soda, garnish with maraschino cherries, a mint sprig and a pretty flower.