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“A glitch, I sent this recipe in caps. I am leaving it as it appeared because this Mai Tai is something to shout about.”

HERE IS A PREVIEW FROM OUR LATEST BOOK CALLED CHEERS!


OKOLE MALUNA

THIS 1S THE HAWAIIN TRANSLATION OF THE TRADITIONAL ENGLISH TOAST, BOTTOMS UP!

I HAVE KNOWN THE MSTER MIXOLOGIST AND KAUAI NATIVE, TONY CANALES FOR NEARLY A DECADE. TONY’S DRINKS ARE SIMPLY THE BEST, ESPECIALLY HIS MAI TAI’S. THE HILL TEAM, FAMILY AND FRIENDS ENJOYED THIS CLASSIC AT THRE WAIOHAI MARRIOTT ON POPUI BEACH ON THE ISLAND OF KAUAI.

THE TAHITIAN WORDS, MAI TAI TRANSLATES TO “OUT OF THIS WORLD-THE BEST.”

I REMEMBER WHEN THE MAI TAI BECAMEFOSMOUS FROM MY OLD SAN FRANCISCO DAYS IN THE 50S. I LOVED THE TRADER VIC’S IN SAN FRANCISCO (AND STIL DO, WHEREVER I CAN FINE ONE).

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL AND TRADITIONAL RECIPE.

INGREDIENTS:

1 0Z LIGHT RUM

1 OZ DARK RUM. WE LOVE MEYERS BUT ANY DARK OR BLACK RUM IS DELICIOUS

LARGE SPLASH ORANGE CURACAO

SPASH ORGEAT SYRUP

SPLASH SWEET & SOUR MIX

1/2 -1 OZ PINEAPPLE JUICE

GARNISH, A FRESH PINEAPPLE SLICE, LIME WEDGE OPTIONAL.

MIXOLOGY:

STIR TOGETHER, EXCEPT FOR THE DARK RUM, AND POUR OVER ICE IN AN OLD FASHIONED GLASS.


POUR THE DARK ON TOP OF THE MAI TAI DRINK, IF YOU PREFER AS WE DO.

OUR ONLY WARNING IS THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TO HAVE ONLY ONE OF TONY’S PERFECT CONCOCTIONS.

Brenda C. Hill
International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association
Books By Hills Success Log Where & What in the World Blog

Finalist in the Writing and Publishing category of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, “$uccess, Your Path to a Successful Book”