Monday, September 30, 2013

Dockside Mai Tai

     We are headed for the final tepid days of fall and into the chilly days of winter.  Here is an idea for a dockside of poolside cocktail that has it's roots in the 50's.  This is a simple recipe that doesn't require a lot of expensive or hard to find ingredients.   You can sit on the aft deck and watch the sunset as you enjoy this very tasty cocktail.    Don't get carried away with new ideas on this vintage cocktail until you make it like it was suppose to be made and you enjoy the classic refreshing flavor.   Fee Brothers Orgeat is available at many liquor stores and Sugar in the Raw Syrup is usually right above Sugar in the Raw in the sugar section of your local grocery store.

Dockside Mai Tai

·         1 1/2 oz. White  Rum

·         1 1/2 oz. Dark Rum

·         1 oz. Orgeat Syrup

·         1 oz. Triple Sec

·         1/4 oz. Sugar in the Raw Syrup

·         1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice (Squeeze it)

·         Splash of Club Soda 

Place all ingredients except the Club Soda in a shaker filled with ice and shake thoroughly.   Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice.   Garnish with an orange zest, a lime and a sprig of mint.
     Sit back and enjoy the end of the warm for another year.   ;o)