Monday, July 14, 2014

Mac's Mai Tais


Sorry, sorry. I know. That was mean. Here it is, right here. I would have posted it sooner, but I was camping. With a giant jar of Mai Tais in the cooler. Mmmm.


I don't know how to explain what's so good about this cocktail. I'm not even really a cocktail person, being a die-hard IPA-loving beer drinker. But these drinks. . . I don't know.

You will have to buy some weird kinds of booze, if you don't already have it. I felt nervous about posting this, and then remembered that it's because I used to food-blog for Disney.
Nobody hasn't loved them.


They're really subtle, even though they're crazy strong; you can't even figure out what's in them, if you don't know. Everyone guesses pineapple. Or cherry something. I think it's the almond mixed with the citrus. Crazy. Happy summer. xo
I've been juicing something like 6 limes to get a cup of lime juice.

Mac's Mai Tais
This is a copycat recipe that I recreated from the ingredients listed in the Mac's Shack cocktail menu, which says only, "Flor de Cana rum, orange curacao, amaretto & lime." I added simple syrup because the drink seemed both too tart and too strong without it. When I made these for a bunch of people, I used a 1-cup measure as the part, and mixed it all in a 1-quart mason jar. If you're making a single drink, you're probably looking at. . . what? Maybe 2 ounces for a part? Did I just turn your summer cocktail-making into a weird math problem?

1 part golden rum (I used Flor de Cana, because of being obedient)
1 part fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 part amaretto
1/2 part orange curacao
1/2 part (more or less) simple syrup (equal amounts of sugar and water, heated together until the sugar dissolves)

Mix together and serve over ice. Garnish with a fresh cherry, if you like.

14 comments:

  1. Erin K.2:50 PM

    !!!! Yay !!! Thank You. :)

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  2. Oh yeah! I bought a big bag of limes last week, but only needed a few. Now I know what I will be doing with the remaining fruits! I just need to pick up some rum...

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  3. alison4:01 PM

    Today is my birthday and now i know what i'll be ordering at diner tonight! Thanks for the idea.

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  4. This looks delicious! And so pretty with the cherry! Can't wait to try it!

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  5. You are a girl after my own heart...this looks fabulous. I've been on a Little Sumpin' Sumpin' kick since your previous recommendation but this drink may be just the trick to carry me through 8 days of vacay with 30+ in-laws. Thanks (as always!) for the timely recipes.

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  6. Bless you. It's going right into the camping cooler.

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    1. Ditto.

      "You will have to buy some weird kinds of booze, if you don't already have it."

      Guess it's weird that I already had all these ;)

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  7. Awesome, as always! :) Vogue published a Vin D'Orange recipe this winter that you may like. I mixed it up in one of those giant restaurant pickle jars and there was enough to share. Only downside is you have to keep it in a cool, dark place for three weeks.

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  8. Is it too early in the morning to try one of these? :)

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  9. So after going to the liquor store not once but twice (to get some more fancy liquor) I think my summer Mai Tai train must end. My only change is 2 parts simple syrup instead of 1. Girl, your Mai Tai's are strong! What's the fall signature drink?!

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