Hawaiian Mai Tai with Hamakua Coast Premium
This week brought the excitement of a new product line that we are just so STOKED to bring on! We have received many requests for a few certain syrups with two most popular requests being: Orgeat Syrup and Ube Syrup. We were thrilled to have sourced both syrups in our backyard on Hawai'i Island. We are always amazed to see what the local producers in the State of Hawai'i are creating and so happy to support them by sharing it with the world.
This Hawaiian Mai Tai recipe is from Hamakua Coast Premium and made with their handcrafted premium Macadamia Nut Orgeat Syrup. It all started when training with a corporate mixologist who sparked an idea in Hamakua Coast Premiums Founder, Brandon Ventura, by claiming “you can turn any nut into orgeat”. Orgeat is a syrup traditionally made from almonds. It’s the flavor that makes a mai tai, a mai tai. Brandons thoughts drifted to his family’s macadamia nut farm on the Hāmākua Coast and that night he went home to work on the first batch of Macadamia Nut Orgeat. He returned the next day with this local orgeat and after some taste testing, the mixologist and other staff knew he had something good.
We made the receipe below from Hamakua Coast Premium last night for Pau Hana (finished work) cocktails and they were delicious!
- 1 oz light rum
- 1.5 oz pineapple juice
- 1.5 oz orange juice
- .5 oz orange curaçao
- .75 oz Hāmākua Coast Premium Macadamia Nut Orgeat
- 2oz dark rum
- Pour light rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, orange curaçao, and Hamakua Coast Premium Macadamia Nut Orgeat into cocktail glass.
- Fill with ice.
- Top with dark rum
- Add your favorite local garnish, straw, and enjoy.