Joined: Jun 23, 2006
From: Stuart, Florida
|Posted: 2013-09-01 3:36 pm  Permalink|
Actually . . . my up-scale rum blend using my home-made Mai Tai Mix is Appleton 12 with St. James Hors D' Age! But, as St James is becoming scarcer and scarcer I've had to make adjustments. . . I even like it with Appleton 21 year old all by itself! But . . . perhaps, that's just me! I just don't feel the need to purchase a "Mix" or "Concentrate" when I can make the drink as it was originally intended without the need of a degree in mixology (thanks to the Bum), . . in the case of the Mai Tai, how difficult is it really?
It's only five ingredients: Lime juice, Orange Curacao, Orgeat, simple syrup and your rum blend of choice. Sure, in a restaurant setting they might be pressed for time if such is the case, the use of a mix or concentrate may be a time saver. I don't seem to have that problem when I'm behind the bar at my house - even when I'm serving guests - I've trained them to be patient . . . if they want the "Real thing", they'll wait and watch as I make it . . . if they're in a hurry . . . they can drink elsewhere.
I bet you feel more like you do now now than you did when you came in.
[ This Message was edited by: GentleHangman 2013-09-01 15:39 ]