Gothic Mai Tai
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A flavorful way of using black ingredients other than activated charcoal is black sesame. Its nutty flavor is a fun and interesting alternative to the traditional almond based orgeat syrup.
2 oz Caña Brava Blanca rum
¾ oz Appleton Estate 12 year dark rum
1 oz Dry Curaçao
1 oz Lime juice
Mark Flaming - January 8, 2021 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I loved this. What a great spin on the traditional Mai Tai. The sesame orgeat adds a whole new dimension to the drink. I'd almost say I prefer this over the original.. It's definitely worth cooking up a batch of the orgeat. I can see a lot of potential for the sesame orgeat in other drinks.
I didn't use The Pour's recipe... I had some black sesame paste from a local asian market. I used 2 Tbsp, with 1/2 C of simple syrup, and blended in a high power mixer. I added a dash of orange flower water as you would with a traditional orgeat. The flavor is fantastic, but it's a bit hard to strain given how fine the paste is. Just goes to show, there are no shortcuts in life. ;-)