Trader Vic’s Mai Tai

Victor Bergeron, founder of Trader Vic’s restaurants, claims to be the originator of the Mai Tai, back in 1944. This is his version of the drink.

• 2 oz aged rum
• 1 oz fresh lime juice
• 0.5 oz orgeat syrup (such as Giffard)
• 0.5 oz  Cointreau or Curaçao
• Mint sprig to garnish

Place all the ingredients (except the mint) in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh mint.

Read more about the history of the Mai Tai here. 

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