By Trader Murf

“Mai Tai-Roa Ae” which variously translates to “Out of this World — The Best”
August 30 was the 75th Anniversary of the Mai Tai. Invented by “Trader” Vic Bergeron at his bar, then named Hinky Dinks on San Pablo Ave in Oakland, the MaiTai became the torch bearer of the Tiki movement through the 40s, 50s and still today. In fact, the Tiki culture is growing with many new Tiki bars opening all over the world. However, the legendary MaiTai has become a generic name for any kind of pineapple orange juice and rum, something that a cruise ship would serve, so beware. But friends, the original MaiTai is a seriously amazing drink, simple in ingredients and requires some skill. You will be amazing how refreshing it is and you won’t get any Love Boat nightmares. Here, my rum loving friends is the original Trader Vic’s Recipe from 1944. The great drinks of our past are our future.

Please prepare with respect and drink accordingly.
– 1 oz lime juice
– 1/2 oz orange Curaçao
– 1/4 oz orgeat syrup
– 1/4 oz 1:1 simple syrup
– 1 oz aged Jamaican rum
– 1 oz aged dark rum
1/2 lime pressed peel side up for garnish with sprig of mint
You can get this recipe at Ralston’s Goat.



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.