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The Sweet and Sour Saga of the Mai Tai
senioraqua
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2006-10-03 6:54 pm   Permalink

Not sure if posted yet, but enjoyed this article on the history of the mai tai while island hopping on Aloha Airlines. They serve one mean mai
tai at La Mariana, not so much at Don The Beachcombers in Kona.

http://www.spiritofaloha.com/features/0906/maitai.html

Aloha,
Scott


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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
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Posted: 2006-10-04 10:11 am   Permalink

Excellent article, and very interesting. I'm, for some reason, always suspicious of Arnold and Phoebe- if they were so concerned with historical accuracy, why is their book so sloppy and riddled with mistakes.

But I'll say this- Perhaps you noticed in the article which bartender that Trader Vic's CEO Hand Richter entrusted to make the perfect Mai Tai for the author. If you'd like the perfect Mai Tai, made by the same bartender, all you have to do is come see Jim at Forbidden Island.



 
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thinkingbartender
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Posted: 2006-10-04 10:29 am   Permalink

"why is their book so sloppy and riddled with mistakes."

Some people just aren't good at writing books, it is not as easy as people might assume. Plenty of books are riddled with mistakes; there are a few in Doctor Cocktails book so I see. So no-one is immune, not even the best.


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martiki
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Posted: 2006-10-04 8:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-10-04 10:29, thinkingbartender wrote:
"why is their book so sloppy and riddled with mistakes."

Some people just aren't good at writing books, it is not as easy as people might assume. Plenty of books are riddled with mistakes; there are a few in Doctor Cocktails book so I see. So no-one is immune, not even the best.






Well, there's no excuse for "shake at medium speed".


 
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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2010-03-19 4:38 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-10-03 18:54, senioraqua wrote:


http://www.spiritofaloha.com/features/0906/maitai.html




I couldn't get to the link, the webpage flipped to a generic front page.

I was actually looking to post about some info I found and I kinda like the title of this thread for it, so excuse me, senioraqua, as I usurp your thread.


In my travels, I came across a 1982 publication for the American Bartenders School, their Drink and Spirits Guide, by Jack Tiano. At the cost of one dollar, it was worth purchasing for laughs. Until I was stopped dead by the entry for The Mai Tai. It's all in black (well, pencil grey) and white. Read it and weep, kids:


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Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2010-03-21 11:33 am   Permalink

Gaaahhh!!!! My eyes!

You gotta put some kind of warning on this post, someone's gonna hurt themselves!

Poor Mai Tai, you take such abuse at the hands of 'professionals.'

I still love you.

No matter what they do to you, I still love you.


 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
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From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2010-03-21 4:19 pm   Permalink

Seems all self-important-like to quote myself but...

Quote:

On 2008-01-29 06:59, GatorRob wrote:
Are they going to tell us once again to put everything in a blender and shake?



I'm still baffled at "shake at medium speed".


 
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