Transatlantic Mai Tai


First Mad Dog cocktails, now umbrella drinks? It’s a good thing Metrovino’s kitchen is here to keep things classy. (Let’s not even talk about the bone luge… yet). This drink came about from wondering what would happen if you made a grain-based version of a Mai Tai, which traditionally combines two kinds of rum with lime, orgeat, orange curacao, and sugar. In place of rum this uses equal parts rye whiskey and Bols Genever, a very malty spirit distilled from rye, wheat, and corn and flavored with botanicals.

1 oz rye
1 oz Bols Genever
1 oz lime juice
3/4 oz orgeat
1/2 oz orange liqueur

Shake and strain over ice, garnishing with a cherry, mint, and a cocktail parasol. Yes, you must include the parasol. You wouldn’t want the cherry to get a sunburn.

At the bar we’re serving this with Jim Beam for the rye, B. G. Reynold’s for the orgeat, and Combier for the orange liqueur. An alternate name for this drink would be the Product Placement cocktail. (Hi Blair and Tommy!)


4 thoughts on “Transatlantic Mai Tai”

  1. Hey there! I found your blog through a Ron Paul search. I read some of your coverage of his campaign in 2008 and wondered if you were still active in his campaign?

  2. @Stephanie: Hi Stephanie,

    I was never active in the campaign, but I do post about it occasionally. My post have been leaning less toward politics these days but as the race nears that could change. Thanks for reading!

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