You folks know that I love Tiki drinks, and that the regular Mai Tai is one of my favorites. Here’s an interesting twist on the classic that includes Indian Pale Ale. Sounds strange, I know. But including beer in cocktails is a popular trend right now.
Bartender-turned-author Jacob Grier literally wrote the book on beer cocktails. It’s called Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer and it’s a fascinating book with a lot of good recipes.
Take a look at what he’s done here with Trader Vic’s creation.
- 1 1/2 oz. IPA Beer
- 1 oz. Aged Rum (such as El Dorado 8)
- 1 oz. White Rum (such as El Dorado 3)
- 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz. Orgeat Syrup
- 1/2 oz. Orange Curacao
- Maraschino Cherry, for garnish
- Shake everything with ice (including the beer), then strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Recipe from Jacob Grier's "Cocktails on Tap."
Co-created by Ezra Johnson-Greenough.
Photo credit: David L. Reamer
Recipe from Professor Cocktail: professorcocktail.com