The distilled spirit of orange blossoms is one of those rare ingredients in cocktails, that should probably get more attention. There are a few cocktails that use orange flower water, the most common being the Ramos Gin Fizz, but other than that there aren’t a lot of really popular cocktails that utilize this ingredient. This is unless of course you include cocktails that use genuine Orgeat syrup because a true orgeat has orange flower water […]
The Mai Tai is an often misunderstood cocktail. Many people think this is a tropical fruit juice cocktail, but really, it is a strong rum-based drink. The confusion comes from a hotel in Hawaii that modified the original formula in the 1950s and added pineapple juice—sometimes called a Hawaiian Mai Tai—then someone added guava and orange juice, and eventually, the drink barely resembled the first incarnation. The original 1944 version, created by Trader Vic, used top quality […]
The key ingredient in the Mai Tai, orgeat syrup has a pleasant almond flavour with a sweet perfumed aroma, most likely from the orange blossom water. It is an excellent ingredient in cocktails and has a long history.