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Alcohol Free TT Mai Tai

By Adam Hinton

Our alcohol free take on the classic Mai Tai uses a blend of Caleño Light & Zesty and Dark & Spicy Tropical Non-Alcoholic Spirits, Lyre’s Orange Sec, orgeat, pineapple juice and lime juice.

Ingredients

75ml Caleño Blend (1:1 Caleño Dark & Spicy and Caleño Light & Zesty)

20ml Lyre’s Orange Sec

25ml Orgeat

25ml Lime Juice/1 Lime

20ml Pineapple Juice

Orange Slice and Mint Sprig to Garnish

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

166 calories

Allergens:

Servings:

Serves 1

Method

Using your jigger to measure, add the Caleño blend, Lyre’s Orange Sec, pineapple juice and orgeat to your Boston glass or shaker

Using your elbow press, squeeze 25ml or the juice of one lime and add to shaker

Fill with cubed ice and seal

Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds

Serve with dirty ice (ice from shaker) in a hurricane glass or tiki mug

Garnish with orange slice and mint sprig

Serve and enjoy

Equipment

Shaker
Jigger/Measure
Hawthorn Strainer
Elbow Press
Matches
Cubed Ice
Crushed Ice

History

The Mai Tai is a firm favourite among bartenders and cocktail drinkers alike. This classic tiki drink, like so many of its contemporaries, was invented by tiki legend Victor ‘Trader Vic’ Bergeron back in 1944. The Mai Tai was the subject of some contention, with Vic’s tiki forerunner, Donn Beach claiming to have invented the drink 11 years before, but most agree that this was in reference to his drink a Q.B Cooler which bore only a passing resemblance.

Either way, the Mai Tai went on to become Hawaii’s national drink and even featured prominently in the Elvis Presley film Blue Hawaii.

Our alcohol-free version follows the classic recipe with an added splash of pineapple juice to help lengthen it and give it a subtle, fruity finish.