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Mai Tai Glass
Dapuma1
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Posted: 2010-05-06 6:19 pm   Permalink

How many ounces should a Mai Tai glass be approx?

 
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amybean
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From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2010-05-06 6:47 pm   Permalink

I've been using a total of 3.5 oz drink plus ice, so a half size tiki mug or a small juice glass, or even a 12 oz rocks glass works just fine. *hic*


Haven't been too particular w/my brands of rum (egads!) but the drink is of the gods.
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz orgeat
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
shake with ice, pour over ice (I use 3 cubes)
float
1 oz dark rum
garnish w/mint








 
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Dapuma1
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Posted: 2010-05-07 4:21 pm   Permalink

http://www.pubglasses.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PG&Product_Code=AAT32&Category_Code=PT

not a mai tai glass but seems like rum should go in it


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Chip and Andy
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2010-05-07 7:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-06 18:19, Dapuma1 wrote:
How many ounces should a Mai Tai glass be approx?



Double Old-Fashioned. Nice heavy bottom if you can. 6 to 10 ounces depending on who makes it.

Something simple like:



Something a little more exotic like:



or Full Monty Trader Vic's Style like:



 
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Maitai Mike
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Posted: 2010-09-21 6:22 pm   Permalink

Bali Hai Mai Tai in a simple double old fashioned glass.



[ This Message was edited by: Maitai Mike 2010-09-21 18:22 ]


 
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CincyTikiCraig
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From: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Posted: 2010-09-21 10:31 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-07 19:25, Chip and Andy wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-05-06 18:19, Dapuma1 wrote:
How many ounces should a Mai Tai glass be approx?



Double Old-Fashioned. Nice heavy bottom if you can. 6 to 10 ounces depending on who makes it.

Something simple like:



Something a little more exotic like:



or Full Monty Trader Vic's Style like:





Actually, 6-10oz would be a Single Old Fashioned Glass. 12-16oz would be a Double.

This is the real McCoy, and what you want:

http://www.tradervicsgourmet.com/product/26/9

It holds 15oz and it's an actual Trader Vic's Mai Tai Glass.

Mahalo,

Craig


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CincyTikiCraig
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From: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Posted: 2010-09-21 10:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-06 18:47, amybean wrote:
I've been using a total of 3.5 oz drink plus ice, so a half size tiki mug or a small juice glass, or even a 12 oz rocks glass works just fine. *hic*


Haven't been too particular w/my brands of rum (egads!) but the drink is of the gods.
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz orgeat
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
shake with ice, pour over ice (I use 3 cubes)
float
1 oz dark rum
garnish w/mint











You want a lot more ice than that, the drink should be well chilled. The standard practice with a proper Mai Tai is to pour the drink unstrained into your glass, hence the need for the larger volume of a double old fashioned glass.


 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2010-09-21 10:57 pm   Permalink

BTW, here's an excellent tutorial on How To Make A Mai Tai from Martin Cate himself!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZUYP1gn-fY

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The Gnomon
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From: MD-DC-VA
Posted: 2010-09-22 08:01 am   Permalink

Especially, after TV Corporate took a lot of historical documentation off their site, it might take some digging to find, but I've always made my Mai Tais (whenever possible) in 15 oz glasses because of instructions attributed directly to the Trader. Whenever someone serves me a Mai Tai in a smaller glass I always feel short-changed.

 
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