Mai Tai at Trader Vic’s

Available at Trader Vic’s !
Some say that Victor Jules Bergeron Jr., also known as Trader Vic, invented the Mai Tai. (There’s some disagreement about this, but isn’t there always a disagreement when cocktails are involved?) He passed away decades ago, but the barkeeps at this hotel chain still make a faithfully bracing version of his enduring concoction of two rums, orange curaçao, lime juice, and orgeat syrup. A big garnish of mint is what you’ll notice first, but the rum is what will stay with you.