Oh, how we love our Tropical Classics. Gather round all you crazy kids and let’s learn about the grooviest drink of them all – the Mai Tai.
Maita’I is a Tahitian word for “good” or “excellence,” and this is the word that Carrie Guild used to describe the Cocktail when she took her first sip. So, the gang decided to officially name their invention the Mai Tai. The actual recipe was claimed to have come from Victor J. Bergeron in 1944 but Donn Beach aka “Don the Beachcomber” also staked his claim for the invention back in 1933. Either way, thanks boys for the yummiest of all yummy concoctions.
What makes the Mai Tai a classic Cocktail you ask? Well, it’s because of the base. When you combine certain types of Rum, Citrus juice, Orange Liqueur, and a syrup like Orgeat, you get a classic Tropical known as the Mai Tai. And from the Mai Tai sprang so many incredible Tiki-themed drinks. All hail to the Tiki craze because this Cocktail Kit is going to take you on a true Caribbean adventure full of Palm Trees, Pirates, and beautiful Rum concoctions.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO HELP YOU SLING
Infused with passion and excellence, this blend of pot and column still rums adds a dash of Jamaican spirit to Cocktails. No words can explain Signature’s fruit-forward aromas with notes of dried Apricots, fresh Peach and hints of Molasses. It will speak directly to your senses.
Classic Cocktails demand classic liqueurs, and no liqueur is more classic than the Pierre Ferrand Dry Orange Curaçao. Crafted in consultation with Cocktail historian David Wondrich and based on a 19th century recipe, it is a traditional French “triple sec” – three separate distillations of spices and the “sec” or bitter, peels of Curaçao oranges blended with Brandy and Ferrand Cognac. The result is a rich, complex, and balanced liqueur that will bring new sophistication to your Cocktails. It’s also delicious straight up or on ice.
A spicy and smooth product with a bolder Vanilla, Ginger and Peppercorn taste with just the right amount of Toffee, Allspice and Cloves. One of our favorites, its finish is smooth, clean and bold.
Made from a 150-year-old Gosling family recipe, uses the finest distillates aged in charred American oak casks. The smooth, full flavor is the result of a careful blend of aged pot still and continuous still distillates. One imparts flavor, the other yields a subtle elegance. A must for any liquor cabinet, this Rum imparts rich, intricate flavor with well-balanced thick, sweet spices, stewed fruits and Vanilla.
This is a smooth Whisky with a fiery kick of red-hot Cinnamon. It tastes like heaven, burns like hell.
Shaker & Strainer
Measuring Tool (Jigger)
Old Fashioned Glass and Highball Glass