The surge in popularity of Tiki-themed bars and restaurants in the 1950’s gave rise to the fame of the Mai Tai.
Trader Vic’s restaurant in California and Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gantt, the owner of a rival bar, both lay claim to being the creator of the Mai Tai in the mid-1940s.
This is a really delicious cocktail. Try one and see for yourself.
How to serve it
• Halve limes and squeeze juice into a Mai Tai glass fulled of shaved ice.
• Add the rest of the ingredients and enough shaved ice to fill the glass.
• Stir and serve.
• Garnish with lime shell, mint & fruit on a stick.