abril 7, 2021 Por bebedor 0

Receta de cóctel Bit of Tongue

Acerca de este cocktail

The Mai Tai is the quintessential torch bearer of Tiki, and its flagship drink. It made its flowery foray into American culture between the 1930s and ’50s, thanks to tropical-minded entrepreneurs like Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt (a.k.a. Donn Beach) and Victor Jules Bergeron (a.k.a. Trader Vic). Then, it suffered some ill use in the 1980s and 1990s, which saw its once pristine amalgamation of rums, orange liqueur, lime juice, orgeat and simple syrup befouled by the inclusion of fruit juices and artficial sweeteners. Luckily, the later part of the 2000s saw a Tiki revival that restored the cocktail to its once noble heights. This classic recipe comes from Tiki historian Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, the owner of New Orleans’ ode to Tikidom, Latitude 29. The recipe isn’t much of a variation on the drink—more a faithful recreation of an original recipe—but what is specified is the specific rums used in Berry’s version. While both popular brands, it is possible to be in a market where you can’t find the Coruba dark Jamaican rum or the Rhum Clément V.S.O.P. In this case, the best move is to find a close approximation of each, like another dark Jamaican rum to fill in for the Coruba. Rhum agricole, the Rhum Clément in Berry’s recipe, is a type of rum that is made with sugar cane, rather than molasses. This gives the spirit bright, floral, and sometimes even grassy or vegetal notes. The vieux in the name refers to the fact that the rum is aged for at least three years, so if you are going for a different rhum agricole, make sure it’s an aged one to best replicate the Latitude 29 Mai Tai. Another aspect of this particular version of the timeless drink is the use of the Latitude 29 Formula orgeat. This orgeat is made by Orgeat Works, a company specializing in, unsurprisingly, bar syrups for Tiki craft, including orgeat. Founder Adam Kolesar worked with Berry to craft an orgeat that was specifically designed for Latitude’s Mai Tais, and is a close approximation of the syrup Trader Vic would have been using in 1944. It’s available for sale online for all your Mai Tai needs.

Ingredientes

1 onza de ron jamaicano oscuro Coruba 1 onza de Rhum Clément V.S.O.P. Martinique rhum agricole vieux 1/2 onza de curaçao de naranja 1 onza de zumo de lima fresco (conserva la cáscara) 1/2 onza de orgeat Latitude 29 Formula 1/4 onza de sirope simple Guarnición: cáscara de lima Guarnición: ramita de menta

Modo de preparación.

Añade todos los ingredientes en una coctelera con 2 cucharadas de hielo picado y agita bien durante 10 segundos. Vierte sin colar en un vaso doble Old Fashioned. Hunde la cáscara de lima gastada en la bebida. Adorna con una ramita de menta.