TGIF: Ankle Breaker
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Not that we’re doing much celebrating while we’re in “shelter in place” mode here in the Bay Area. At least we still have our jobs which cannot be said of many of our friends in the restaurant, bar, and service industry. Scary times.
Anyway here is an “Irish Mai Tai” which isn’t really that except for the one drop of green food coloring. It is otherwise a standard 1944 Mai Tai though made with clear liquids. I thought about an Irish Whiskey float but this is enough booze for today already. It’s delicious.
- 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 oz Probitas Rum
- 1 oz St. Benevolence Rum Clairin
- ½ oz Cointreau
- ½ oz Latitude 29 Orgeat
- ¼ oz BG Reynolds Demerara Syrup
- 1 drop green food coloring
Glassware is from the National Mai Tai event at Smuggler’s Cove last year.
The cocktail has been placed with some of my green mugs and glassware.
Orange Liqueur Taste Test
- Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao Orange Liqueur (40% ABV)
- Cointreau Triple Sec Orange Liqueur (40% ABV)
- Clement Créole Shrubb Liqueur D’Orange (40% ABV)
- Drillaud Orange Liqueur (35% ABV)
- Senor Curacao Orange Curcao (31% ABV)
- Hamilton Petite Canne Shrubb Orange Liqueur (35% ABV)
New Site Feature: Orange Curacao
We’ve added a new page to the site to provide info about one of the cornerstone ingredients in a Mai Tai: Orange Curacao. We discuss what this is and also provide some brand recommendations.
Recipe: Blue Hawai-Tai
It’s like the Blue Hawaii and the Mai Tai had a baby. This is an original riff and I hope you like it.
Blue Hawai-Tai by Kevin Crossman
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz White Overproof Jamaican Rum
½ oz Aged White Rum
½ oz Orgeat
½ oz Simple Syrup
½ oz Blue Curacao
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice. Shake and dump into a small snifter glass. Garnish with Mint and tropical fruit.
- Any white Jamaican Overproof rum will do fine, including the widely available Wray & Nephew Overproof. For best results use a 100% pot-still rum such as Rum-Bar Overproof or Rum Fire.
- For the white rum we recommend something with at least some pot-still component, such as Probitas, Denizen White, Hamilton White Stache, Myers’s White, or Plantation 3 Star. If you prefer something even lighter, then a rum with at least a little age such as Cruzan is recommended.
- We recommend Giffard Blue Curacao.