Thursday, 16 December 2010

Chilli Mai Tai with a Pina Colada toothpaste

The Mai Tai 

The Mai Tai is an alcoholic cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, and lime juice, popular in "Polynesian-style" settings.
It was purportedly invented at the Trader Vic's restaurant in Oakland, California in 1944. Trader Vic's rival, Don the Beachcomber, claimed to have created it in 1933 at his then-new eponymous bar (later a famous restaurant) in Hollywood. Don the Beachcomber's recipe is more complex than that of Vic and tastes quite different.
"Maita'i" is the Tahitian word for "good." The spelling of the drink, however, is two words.
The Trader Vic story of its invention is that the Trader (Victor J. Bergeron) created it one afternoon for some friends who were visiting from Tahiti. One of those friends, Carrie Guild, tasted it and cried out: "Maita'i roa ae!" (Literally "very good!", figuratively "Out of this world! The Best!") — hence the name

The Classic recipe is as follows 
1oz White Rum
3/4oz Orgeat
3/ 4oz Curaçao
1/ 2oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/ 4oz Grenadine
1oz Dark Rum
Shake all ingredients except the dark rum together in a mixer with ice. Strain into glass and float the dark rum onto the top. Garnish and serve with straw.

The Chilli Mai Tai
Now for something different using the same recipe as above add 1/4 a teaspoon of brazilian chilli powder - if you want more spice add more. leave this ready to shake and serve whilst preparing the Pina Colada toothpaste.
The Pina Colada Tooth Paste

For the tooth paste you want to mix 15ml coconut milk (syrup if milk is unavailable) 30ml pineapple juice and a splash of white rum then 50ml of warm water, add a teaspoon of xanthan, stir, bring to boil and leave to set.  

Now for serving
on a toothbrush add the Pina Colada toothpaste and leave on the side.  In a rocks glass fill with ice and then strain the Mai Tai over it add the dark rum on top.   
For drinking I personally recommend to drink the Mai Tai and when your mouth needs cooling brush the tooth paste round your mouth leaving it feeling tropically refreshed. 
The Chilli Mai Tai

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