Since Mai Tai Day is like Christmas here at Ultimate Mai Tai Headquarters, we couldn’t resist making one at home according to the official 2021 Mai Tai Day specs from Trader Vic’s. These were the very lovely glasses that were available as part of the Mai Tai Day celebration yesterday at Trader Vic’s Emeryville and are also still available on the Trader Vic’s online store.
I’m a sucker for glassware with the recipe on the glass, so this year’s edition is extra special.
Mai Tai 44 Recipe
2 oz Trader Vic’s Royal Amber Rum
½ oz Orange Curacao
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Orgeat Syrup
¼ oz Simple Syrup
The Vic’s Royal Amber is not really positioned as premium sipping rum, but despite the lack of specific island pedigree or age statement, it does well in a cocktail. Tonight’s Mai Tai was such an example, a very easy to drink Mai Tai with delicious rummy flavor. Cheers once again to the Mai Tai.