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Tiki Central Forums Tiki Drinks and Food Anyone have the recipe for Mai Kai Black Magic?
Anyone have the recipe for Mai Kai Black Magic?
The Ragin' Rarotongan
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From: Now, Ocala Florida
Posted: 2011-06-07 10:37 am   Permalink

I have been to the Mai Kai dozens of times...grew up in Hollywood. I have always loved this drink and have tried to reverse engineer to no avail. I see that there is a glass for sale as part of the Hukilau merchandise paying hommage to the drink, and in the picture is a drink card with partial recipe? Can someone help me with this? Thanks...Aaron.
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2011-06-07 12:01 pm   Permalink

I have made my version:

3 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Hiram Walker Coffee Brandy
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
2 oz Myer's
1/2 tsp Cinnamon Infused Syrup
Lemon Zest garnish


Blend for a few seconds with crushed ice and pour into snifter glass. Add more crushed ice to fill.

ANd I highly recommend
Col. Tiki's Dark Magic.

My version is sort of the quick Victor Bergeron version of the original I think... Not a match, but, I'll be there tomorrow night to sample it again and work on it som emore!
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The Ragin' Rarotongan
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Posted: 2011-06-07 3:25 pm   Permalink

Thanks Swanky, appreciate the recipe. Unfortunately, I won't be at the Hukialu this year. I have to work a dental convention in Orlando this weekend. Too bad....I wanted one of those mugs you designed...great job. The Hukilau is a great drink too!


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jokeiii
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Posted: 2011-06-08 01:40 am   Permalink

If you wrap up the Convention at, say, 5pm...you can be at the Mai-Kai by...uh...8pm. Just saying.
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arriano
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Posted: 2011-06-08 09:12 am   Permalink

I knew I'd seen this discussed before:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=22455&forum=10&hilite=black%20magic



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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-06-08 1:05 pm   Permalink

haven't had the drink, but for some reason I have this recipe jotted down in my cocktails notebook and have been meaning to try it:

1.5 oz each of dark rum, gold rum, and black coffee
3/4 oz each of lime, OJ, grapefruit, and honey
1/4 oz of Don's mix (grapefruit and cinnamon)
3 dashes each of bitters, and of pimento/allspice dram.

no idea where i got it from or whether its accurate to any degree.

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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-06-09 9:57 pm   Permalink

I just tried this out-- I used Kahlua instead of black coffee-- it was awesome!!!
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2011-06-22 2:50 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-06-08 13:05, thePorpoise wrote:
haven't had the drink, but for some reason I have this recipe jotted down in my cocktails notebook and have been meaning to try it:

1.5 oz each of dark rum, gold rum, and black coffee
3/4 oz each of lime, OJ, grapefruit, and honey
1/4 oz of Don's mix (grapefruit and cinnamon)
3 dashes each of bitters, and of pimento/allspice dram.

no idea where i got it from or whether its accurate to any degree.


thePorpoise, I don't know where you got the recipe, but it's actually quite good. I sub'ed 1 oz of a dry coffee liqueur for the 1.5 oz of coffee, used 3/4 oz honey syrup (1:1) instead of pure honey and 1/4 oz of cinnamon syrup in place of the Don's Mix (since there is grapefruit juice in the mix already), and 1/4 oz allspice dram rather than 3 dashes. Top mixed with crushed ice for 5 seconds and poured into a large snifter. The result is a very smooth Black Magic-like drink. The coffee is there but not overpowering and the honey works quite nicely. Very nice recipe! If you're a fan of the Mai-Kai's Black Magic you should definitely give this one a try. Without a side-by-side comparison, this might be the closest to the Black Magic of the recipes I've tried, although I doubt they use allspice dram. But they could use an allspice syrup.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2011-08-11 11:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-06-08 13:05, thePorpoise wrote:
haven't had the drink, but for some reason I have this recipe jotted down in my cocktails notebook and have been meaning to try it:

1.5 oz each of dark rum, gold rum, and black coffee
3/4 oz each of lime, OJ, grapefruit, and honey
1/4 oz of Don's mix (grapefruit and cinnamon)
3 dashes each of bitters, and of pimento/allspice dram.

no idea where i got it from or whether its accurate to any degree.

[ This Message was edited by: thePorpoise 2011-06-08 13:06 ]



That looks close to melintur's recipe from Thatch for the Dark Magic.
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2011-08-13 3:58 pm   Permalink

Not really. They're hardly close. Very different flavor profile.

 
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Melintur
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Posted: 2011-08-16 11:05 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-06-08 13:05, thePorpoise wrote:
haven't had the drink, but for some reason I have this recipe jotted down in my cocktails notebook and have been meaning to try it:

1.5 oz each of dark rum, gold rum, and black coffee
3/4 oz each of lime, OJ, grapefruit, and honey
1/4 oz of Don's mix (grapefruit and cinnamon)
3 dashes each of bitters, and of pimento/allspice dram.

no idea where i got it from or whether its accurate to any degree.

[ This Message was edited by: thePorpoise 2011-06-08 13:06 ]



That's very close to (what I believe) to be the recipe (from my own un-named sources). The rums are wrong, but the rest looks right. I'd say more, but all the tiki gods have not yet approved of my loose lips...


 
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Sonofkick
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From: Cannes France
Posted: 2011-10-25 11:01 am   Permalink

how come i cannot found the recipe of the original black magic , heard of it but would love to try it here back in south of france.. need to show my froogie mate some real drink

please help as much as u can


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2012-04-04 2:15 pm   Permalink

The recipe above is indeed very close to what is rumored to be a vintage Black Magic recipe that we are sharing in our latest review, which also features discussion of the special rum that makes the Black Magic unique:



http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/04/04/mai-kai-cocktail-review-the-black-magic-emerges-from-the-shadows-as-a-true-classic/

Okole maluna!

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