Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Honey Nut Cheerio Infused Rum

My absolute favorite drink is a Mai Tai.

Blended correctly (no store bought mix) with fresh ingredients, it is a delicious favorite of just about everyone I make them for.

This is not just a summer drink. I make them up year round.

Speaking of Mai Tai’s… my new batch of Honey Nut Cheerio Infused Rum make great Mini Mai Tai’s and I always like to try new recipes.

1 ½ oz Honey Nut Cheerio infused rum 
1/2 oz creme de almond
1/2 oz triple sec
sweet and sour mix
pineapple juice
Any way you mix this one up, one sip and you'll be ready to pack your bags and go on a cruise.

Remember the original Trader Vic’s recipes (and they are still the best) have no juice in them and TV swears by no juice.

I’ve tried for years now to decide which one I like the best. You tell me.

Guess I’ll have to try a few more and let you know but don’t anticipate an answer any time soon. I'm on Mai Tai time.

Bon Appetit!
1944 Original Formula
2 ounces of 17-year old J. Wray & Nephew Rum over shaved ice.
Add juice from one fresh lime.
1/2 ounce Holland DeKuyper Orange Curacao.
1/4 ounce Trader Vic's Rock Candy Syrup.
1/2 ounce French Garier Orgeat Syrup
Shake vigorously.
Add a sprig of fresh mint

1997 "Old Way" Mai Tai Formula
1 ounce Fine Jamaican Rum (15 or 8 year old)
1 ounce Martinique Rum (St. James)
1/2 ounce Orange Curacao
1/2 ounce Orgeat Syrup
Juice from one fresh lime (about 3/4 ounce)
Mix and serve as in the Original Formula