||Almond liqueur in a Mai Tai?
Joined: Jun 03, 2009
|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.
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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.
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