Cocktail Recipes

Mai Tai Monday at Trader Vic’s Part 2

February 11, 2009

 

So here’s the full recipe for the Old Style Dry Mai Tai that bartender Lance Krack mixes at Trader Vic’s in the Beverly Hilton.

Besides 2.5 shots of Myers Dark Rum, Krack added a surprise float of Lemon Hart 151 Rum at the end. The Lemon Hart is a smoky and molasses-rich demarara rum that comes from Guyana. In the late 1700s, Mr. Lemon Hart became the first official rum supplier to the British Navy.

For a great discussion of the demarara rum in general and Lemon Hart in particular in Mai Tai Monday at Trader Vic’s Part 2, check out this post by Trader Tiki.

Old Style Dry Mai Tai
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Mix

Grilling Beef Cho Cho at your table is part of the fun of visiting Trader Vic's.

Grilling Beef Cho Cho at your table is part of the fun of visiting Trader Vic’s.

2.5 ounces dark rum
float Lemon Hart 151 Rum
1 chunk pineapple
1 maraschino cherry with stem removed
sprig fresh mint

Add lime juice, Mai Tai Mix and dark rum to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled. Pour into a rocks class with crushed ice. Drizzle Lemon Hart 151 rum over the top of the drink. Garnish with a cocktail pick with a chunk of pineapple and a stemless maraschino cherry. Add a sprig of mint and serve.

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