Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a copycat recipe for a drink served at Benihana's.
- 1 ounce rum (Fine Jamaican 15 or 8 year old)
- 1 ounce rum (Martinique St. James)
- 1⁄2 ounce orange Curacao
- 1⁄2 ounce orgeat syrup
- 1 fresh lime, juice of
- Shake vigorously.
As the story goes, Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron created the original version for a couple of Tahitian friends. Their exclamation of "Maitai!", or "Out of this world!", gave the drink its name. This version certainly lives up to the name - with its perfectly balanced blend of sweet and sour flavors and the 2 different rums. It doesn't seem overly boozy in spite of the ratios, and is supremely smooth, refreshing, and enjoyable. "Maitai!", indeed! Made for ZWT4 Kumquat's Kookin' Kaboodles. Thanks much- ~Sue