Mai Tai Challenge 2015!

Mai Tai Tropical

And the challenges continues…just a quick post on the last one, which is my all time favorite tiki drink, the good old Mai Tai……

And perfect for this challenge I happened to have a very special rum mix just waiting to be used…it`s a mix of six rums that was barrel aged  for six months in an oak barrel and was made by Oriol Elías​ over at Three of Strong as an experiment, and with that I made a 1944 Trader Vic´s Mai Tai.

And the taste? well, I put it among the best Mai Tais I ever had….and I have had very many!! and the rums? Lemon Hart 151 and Lemon Hart overproof Jamaican…St James Royal Ambre Rhum Agricole…Appleton 8, Plantation 3 Stars and Myer`s Jamaican…

The result is nothing but spectacular in this Mai Tai…

If you want to get the ratios for making this rum blend head over to Three of Strong and write him a message. It`s his blend of barrel aged rums that made this Mai Tai to taste so amazingly good!

The fun thing with these challenges is that it´s not that serious, it´s all for the fun and you are free to experiment and come up with any kind of wild creations 🙂

Barrel Aged Mai Tai collage

So this is 2 oz of the Mai Tai rum blend, 0.5 oz Ferrand Dry Curacao, 0.25 oz each of orgeat and sugarcane syrup, juice of 1 lime, shaken and served with crushed ice.

Barrel Aged Mai Tai blog

The other Mai Tai I made was also Trader Vic`s recipe, a double, with 1 oz Denizen Rum Merchant`s Reserve, 1 oz Blackwell Rum and 2 oz Rum Nation Caroni with a float of Cruzan Blackstrap and then I decided to give it a wild garnish….. (pic on top of this post)

I`d suggest you head over to Instagram to #maitaichallenge2015  for inspiration…at least I get inspired by looking at how other people makes their drinks 🙂 and don`t forget to follow @el_nova_1

Here are only a few of the mouth watering Mai Tais that were submitted for the challenge, for your inspiration:

Mai Tai collage 1

 

Mai Tai Collage 2

 

Mai Tai Collage 3

 

Mai Tai Collage 4

Picture credit to the owners of the pics in the Mai Tai parade….! Cheers!

Mai Tai recipe and logo

Recipe from Jeff Berry`s Tiki app – Total Tiki! (for Iphone and Ipad) get it here.

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