Today we bring you a fun proposal to celebrate the holidays with your family and friends. You have probably seen Hawaiian-style cocktails, with ingredients such as coconut, pineapple, passion fruit and extravagant adornments.
We are referring to Tiki mixology, which is a style that originated in the 1930s in the United States. It was inspired by Polynesian and Hawaiian culture and is characterized by using exotic ingredients such as tropical fruits and liquors such as rum and curaçao.
It was born at a time when alcohol was banned in the United States due to excessive consumption, and it was precisely for this reason that these drinks became popular, their fun and colorful appearance managed to deceive the authorities.
Whether you are going to enjoy Christmas and the end-of-year celebrations with heat or with cooler temperatures, Tiki mixology is a fun and original option to liven up gatherings with friends.
Some of these cocktails have catchy names such as Mai Tai, Zombie, Aku Abu, Doctor Funk.
Today, we will learn about one of the most well-known Tiki cocktails, the famous Mai Tai, which originated at a bar called Trader Vic’s in Oakland, California.
The original recipe for the Mai Tai consists of mixing Jamaican rum, curaçao, lime juice, orgeat syrup (a kind of almond syrup) and a touch of grenadine syrup. It is served in a tall glass with ice and is adorned with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.
To prepare the cocktail, mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Place ice in a tall glass and pour the mixture into the glass. Garnish with the pineapple slice and cherry and serve immediately.
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Winston Churchill, the famous British leader, once said: "The gin and tonic has saved more English lives and souls than all the doctors in the Empire". This assessment exemplifies the devotion that many people feel for this classic cocktail.
The Gin and Tonic is one of the most popular cocktails for its delicious taste and freshness. If for some reason you want to reduce the amount of alcohol in your daily routine, but still want to enjoy a gin and tonic without feeling guilty, we have the solution for you: Non-alcoholic gin, have you tried it?
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