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Tom Collins and Mai Tai: how are these two drinks prepared?

We are lovers of good drinks and also stories. So we approached you two recipes with their respective emerges for you to learn.

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When we have planned a meeting with friends or are hosting a meeting, a little trivial talk never goes wrong. And  the  cocktail bar   has super interesting stories to tell us about the  origins of   drinks . So we officially extend you an invitation to walk so that you know what is behind these recognized names.

 If anyone's name is Tom Collins, raise your hand 

There is an urban legend that tells that around 1874 a  repeat joke was circulating in several American cities. Which consisted of  asking  the interlocutor if  he had seen Tom Collins  . When the latter responded with a refusal, he was told that he was in the bar next door or in the corner. They also told the mocked that Collins was talking about him and encouraged him to go on his search to settle accounts. The mischief became popular and marked the identity of the drink that integrates the list of most requested drinks in the bars.

Tom Collins

  • 100 ml soda
  • 50 ml gin
  • 100 ml lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 lemon
  1. You start by choosing a Collins glass, which are those long but narrower than normal ones.
  2. Dump the lemon juice and then add the spoonful of sugar. Then
  3. add the gin and add 3 or 4 ice cubes.
  4. For the final fragment of the cocktail soda is turned over and all the contents are stirred.
  5. If we want to make a nice presentation, we can decorate it with a slice of lemon and a cherry, if you have.

 Extra clarification : While it is a drink to brew in the glass directly, some bartenders prefer to beat it before.

 Tropical rhythm in the company of a Mai Tai 

 Mai Tai  is inside the so-called  mid-afternoon drinks   and was thought to be cold. This  exotic brew  made mainly from rum does not have a clear origin. Some say they invented it in Oakland, California, in 1944, in a restaurant called Trader Vic's. Even, it would have been its owner, Victor J. Bergeron, who was responsible for the creation to court some Tahitian friends who were visiting. On trying it, one of them exclaimed “ Maita'i roa ae!  ” (“Very good! ” in Tahitian), which gave its name to this sweet and summery drink.

  • 60 ml light rum
  • 30 ml triple sec
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 30 ml orange juice
  • 20 ml Amaretto liqueur
  • 1/2 tbsp. grenadine dessert
  • Ice cubes
  • Oranges and cherries (optional) to decorate
  1. It is advisable to use ice cubes that are not very large or try to break them a little with help. Also, you can use rather crushed ice to soften the taste of the cocktail.
  2. Put the ice inside the glass and turn them around with a spoon to cool it
  3. . Pour them into the shaker and remove the water they have shed.
  4. Add the ingredients: rum , triple sec , lemon and orange juices,  Amaretto and  Grenadine . Subsequently, stir well for a few seconds until you notice that it managed to cool.
  5. Finally, the preparation is turned into the glass and continues to decorate it with orange slices and cherries.

Publication Date: 27/02/2021

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