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the ideal Mai Tai formula?
Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-06-28 10:55 am   Permalink

I used to use them to deter my dog from chewing on her leash during walks, also helped curb her agression with other dogs.

Might work on wiley tiki centralites who attempt to use RealLime in their mai tais.

No! Bad! Fresh only!

Goooood drunkard.
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captnkirk
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From: Hockessin, Delaware
Posted: 2006-06-28 2:24 pm   Permalink

I have a few questions about the Mai Tai.

Limes What kind of fresh limes? I have used Key limes and regular Meyer limes and they make a very differant drink. Which kind do you like?

Floater Do you float rum on your Mai Tai? If so what do you use and how much of it do you use.


 
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thejab
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2006-06-28 2:58 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-06-28 14:24, captnkirk wrote:


Limes What kind of fresh limes? I have used Key limes and regular Meyer limes and they make a very differant drink. Which kind do you like?

Floater Do you float rum on your Mai Tai? If so what do you use and how much of it do you use.



I would use key limes if readily available but they aren't in my area so I use limes from Trader Joe's that come in a 2 lb. bag - not sure if they are Meyer. They're usually much more juicy compared to the supermarket limes which are usually woody.

I don't use a floater, but if you prefer one, by all means float on! (hi my name is Jab, and I'm an Aquarius) I like to drink my Mai Tais without a straw so I can get my face down close and smell the mint and rum, and a float sometimes ruins the balance of the drink when drank that way (depending on the rum). The common dark rum float (Myers's, etc) is not a good addition in my opinion because it's too overpowering.


 
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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2006-06-28 3:32 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-06-28 14:24, captnkirk wrote:
I have a few questions about the Mai Tai.

Floater Do you float rum on your Mai Tai? If so what do you use and how much of it do you use.



I float sometimes, depending on my mood. In the past, I've used Myers. In the more recent past, I've taken to using whatever good sipping rums I have around. Right now, I'm using 10yo Myers, very flavorful, more like a sipping rum. I usually float one shot.
I also double my Mai Tais, so that it more or less fills a tiki mug. Doubling tends to help with the overpowering tendency that some floats can have as there's more diluent (higher Mai Tai:Float volume ratio).


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thejab
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Posted: 2006-06-28 4:34 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-06-28 15:32, TikiJosh wrote:Right now, I'm using 10yo Myers, very flavorful, more like a sipping rum. I usually float one shot.



There's a huge difference between Myers's regular dark and Myers's 10-year (Legend?). I know some bars that serve Myers's Lengend but I haven't had much luck finding it in liquor stores here. Good stuff.


 
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TikiJosh
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Posted: 2006-06-28 5:17 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-06-28 16:34, thejab wrote:
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On 2006-06-28 15:32, TikiJosh wrote:Right now, I'm using 10yo Myers, very flavorful, more like a sipping rum. I usually float one shot.



There's a huge difference between Myers's regular dark and Myers's 10-year (Legend?). I know some bars that serve Myers's Lengend but I haven't had much luck finding it in liquor stores here. Good stuff.


Yes, there is a HUGE difference. It's the 10yo, I think you're right, it's called Legend. Hi Times in Costa Mesa is the only place I've ever seen it. I didn't even know Myers made such a thing. I was reading the hang tag and apparently Myers only sets aside a small amount of rum of this, so it's sort of a limited supply.
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aikiman44
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Posted: 2006-06-29 4:52 pm   Permalink

My orgeat has solidified in the bottle. I'm planning on Mai Tais this weekend. Can I microwave the bottle or something in a hurry?
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KuKuAhu
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From: Kahiki, Ohio
Posted: 2006-06-30 4:30 pm   Permalink

Throw it out.




 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2006-07-11 3:46 pm   Permalink

HELP! Help save the Mai Tai!

I found
THIS evil bit of horrible drink recipes and was shocked at the number of recipes calling themselves Mai Tais.... Shocked, I say! Look in the left-hand column where it says 'Similar Drinks.'

Now, in a slightly more rational tone..... I appreciate the fact that each of these recipes has been qualified with a name variation so that innocent bystanders wont get hurt. But, for the "Mai Tai" with no extra name variation they plan on serving in a Collins glass, layered with lots of pineapple and sweet and sour. Gasp!

Now, in an even more rational tone (Ha!), there is an option where you can cast your vote for the drink(s) in question. Please, join me in voting that recipe down to a one. I have posted a comment to that recipe indicating what and how a Mai-Tai should be made. Let us hope it is not too late.....
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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2006-07-11 3:54 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-07-11 15:46, Chip and Andy wrote:
HELP! Help save the Mai Tai!

I found THIS evil bit of horrible drink recipes and was shocked at the number of recipes calling themselves Mai Tais.... Shocked, I say! Look in the left-hand column where it says 'Similar Drinks.'

Now, in a slightly more rational tone..... I appreciate the fact that each of these recipes has been qualified with a name variation so that innocent bystanders wont get hurt. But, for the "Mai Tai" with no extra name variation they plan on serving in a Collins glass, layered with lots of pineapple and sweet and sour. Gasp!

Now, in an even more rational tone (Ha!), there is an option where you can cast your vote for the drink(s) in question. Please, join me in voting that recipe down to a one. I have posted a comment to that recipe indicating what and how a Mai-Tai should be made. Let us hope it is not too late.....




My favorite thing about that link is the guy who posted, "The REAL mai tai has 5 tropical juices and rum." and then rated the recipe a 10 out of 10. I guess he knows something we don't.
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