||Almond liqueur in a Mai Tai?
Joined: Jun 03, 2009
From: Italy, but not by choice
|Posted: 2013-08-25 10:57 am  Permalink|
Has anyone tried using almond liqueur in a Mai Tai? My local liquor store is out of orgeat but they had this, so I'd like to give it a try.
Joined: Jun 13, 2013
From: Melbourne, FL
|Posted: 2013-08-25 11:19 am  Permalink|
Using Amaretto in a faux Mai Tai is a standard old school bartender trick and I have been served such incarnations on several occassions and some have actually been drinkable. The walk up bar outside of the old Adventurer's Club at WDW Pleasure Island did a Mai Tai with Amaretto that tickled some of the same taste buds as an orgeat Mai Tai, though their interpretation was a Hawaiian style with pineapple juice and maybe orange juice as well. It may be nostalgia more than anything but I miss that drink.
Joined: Jun 16, 2013
From: Wolverhampton, UK
|Posted: 2013-08-25 12:36 pm  Permalink|
I've had a few fruit juice mai tais with almond liqueur in (call it 'Hawaiian' style) & they were mostly good fun.
I use amaretto in fogg cutters in place of sherry (after comparison & not being bothered). In a T.Vic mai tai it's your call, give it a go
Joined: Aug 03, 2011
From: Potomac Falls, VA
|Posted: 2013-08-25 1:17 pm  Permalink|
I would say: if you can't get orgeat, a good Amaretto (I like Luxardo and DiSaronno) is better than nothing. But orgeat isn't that hard to make, if you can't find any.
David J. Montgomery
Author of Professor Cocktail's Zombie Horde: Recipes for the World's Most Lethal Drink