||Trader Vic's "Pre-Mixed" Mai Tai Cocktail
Joined: Sep 04, 2008
|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.
[ This Message was edited by: tikiauction 2009-03-01 08:33 ]
Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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.
"If you can't be a good example -- then you'll just have to be a horrible warning."
Joined: May 01, 2007
|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.