How to prepare the Mai Tai cocktail recipe?
For the original Mai Tai recipe, put the rum (preferably aged Jamaican rum), the orange curaçao, the orgeat syrup, the lime juice and the simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour your Mai Tai into drink an old-fashioned glass. Garnish your Mai Tai mixed drink with the juiced lime half and a mint spring.
The origin of the Mai Tai cocktail would be situated in the "Trader Vic's" restaurant in California, where Victor J. Bergeron claims to have invented the Mai Tai alcoholic drink.
Mai tai means good in Tahitian. This is the cocktail of the day on June 29, when in Tahiti Autonomy Day is celebrated.