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Trader Vic's "Pre-Mixed" Mai Tai Cocktail
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Joined: Sep 04, 2008
Posts: 108
From: USA
Posted: 2009-03-01 08:32 am   Permalink

really hankering for a mai tai, and about to pull the trigger on some TV mixes meself. is the "ready to drink" cocktail different from the original recipe "not ready to drink; need to add lime juice and rum" mai tai mix?? the bottle certainly looks different. been on the east coast too long, never had a real TV mai tai in its native environs, but the mix does get good reviews for being chemically reconstituted.

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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2009-03-01 10:04 am   Permalink

They are both full of chemicals not known to create well-balanced Mai Tais, regardless of the fresh lime and quality rum. Honestly, if you've got fresh lime and quality rum, just skip the TV mix(es), and make a daiquiri.
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From: MD-DC-VA
Posted: 2009-03-01 10:37 am   Permalink

If Jules were alive today he would probably sue his company for misrepresentation and disgracing the good name of Trader Vics that he spent so many years building into a synonym for supreme high quality.


ANY product bearing the TV brand should be approached with extreme caution and skepticism.

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