Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Redondo Beach
|Posted: 2012-07-18 7:50 pm  Permalink|
Marie Brizard and Curacao Curacao are bot usually available at BevMo and both are acceptable.
probably only Trader Vics and Torani will be available at BevMo. Between the two of them, get the Vic's. DO NOT use the Torani sugar free almond syrup, it will ruin your Mai Tai.
You want a good aged rum, preferably from Martinique or Barbados. St. James h'Or dage is probably the best. BevMo may or may not have it. Mount Gay Sugar Cane (which BevMo likely will not have) or Mount Gay Extra Old (which it probably will) are good alternate choices. NOT Mount Gay Eclipse. Do not use any Bacardi or spiced rum, either. I have never used any of the Martinque agricole rums in a Mai Tai, so I cannot comment on those. From what I have tasted of them, I would stick with aged, fuller bodied rums than the agricole rums.
For the dark rum, Coruba is fine. No not use Myers's.
If you want a better selection of rums than you will get at BevMo, try Wine and Liquor Depot. It is also in Van Nuys, on Saticoy near Balboa.
[ This Message was edited by: PiPhiRho 2012-07-18 20:00 ]