The Mai Tai is a well-known cocktail invented at the Trade Vics restaurant in California in 1944. The Trader Vic story of its invention is that Victor J. Bergeron created it one afternoon for some friends who were visiting from Tahiti. One of them tasted it and cried out: "Maita'i roa!" (Literally "good very", figuratively "Out of this world!") - hence the name.
Nowadays there are many variations of this famous cocktail, but this recipe, like the main ingredient of Brugal Anejo Rum, is the original.
45 mls Brugal Anejo Rum
30ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
10ml Sugar Syrup
Add all ingredients to a boston shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled, ice filled old fashioned glass.
Spent Lime shell and a sprig of mint.
Brugal Anejo Rum (700ml)