Mix up a tropical storm with the Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set!
Are you ready to transport yourself to a tropical paradise with just one sip? Or perhaps you are looking for the perfect gift for a cocktail lover? The Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set from Cocktail Crates is the ideal choice, as it contains everything you need to mix up delicious and authentic Mai Tai cocktails right in the comfort of your own home.
This cocktail kit would be great for anyone who wants to sample this fruity tiki cocktail, or as a gift set for any cocktail lover.
What's included in the Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set?
The Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set is packed with premium ingredients that will allow any home cocktail enthusiast to be create high end cocktails and become an overnight mixologist!
Ingredients included in the Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set:
- Bacardi white rum: with its smooth and light flavour profile, containing notes of vanilla and almond, this versatile rum provides a solid base spirit for the Mai Tai.
- Bacardi spiced rum: with a rich and complex flavour profile, this spiced rum brings depth to the drink with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
- Premium pineapple juice: The heart of the Mai Tai, pineapple juice is tropical, refreshing, and creamy in texture when shaken, making it a perfect base for a Mai Tai cocktail.
- Orange liquor: The Triple Sec included in this gift set has a sweet and citrusy flavour profile, with notes of orange peel and a hint of bitterness. It adds a depth of flavour and complexity to the cocktail.
- Lime juice: Tart and tangy, this provides a refreshing and citrusy kick to the cocktail, balancing out the sweetness of the pineapple and orange.
Almond syrup: The stand out ingredient in any Mai Tai, almond syrup has a nutty and sweet flavour profile. It pairs well with the other ingredients in the gift set, providing a balanced and satisfying drinking experience.
Contents of the Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set:
- 2 x 200ml premium pineapple
- 1 x 100ml Bacardi white rum ABV. 37.5% vol
- 1 x 60ml Bacardi spiced rumA BV. 35% vol
- 1 x 60ml Orange liquor ABV. 20% vol
- 1 x 60ml Lime
- 1 x 10ml Almond syrup
A brief history of the Mai Tai Cocktail
The Mai Tai is a classic cocktail that has gained a reputation as one of the most popular and iconic drinks in cocktail culture. With its complex and delicious flavour profile, it has become a favourite of cocktail enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
The origins of the Mai Tai is shrouded in mystery, with several different accounts of its creation. However, most historians agree that the drink was first created in the 1930's when a bartender tasted Caribbean rum, and was inspired to create a new cocktail that showcased the flavour of the rum by combining it with lime juice and almond syrup. Another story suggests that the Mai Tai was created as a tribute to a friend who had just returned from travelling the Caribbean islands.
Regardless of its origins, the Mai Tai quickly became a hit in the cocktail scene, and the original recipe of aged Jamaican rum, fresh lime juice, orange curaçao, and a touch of almond syrup became a firm it on cocktail menus around the globe. Over time, variations on the recipe emerged, with some bartenders adding pineapple juice or other ingredients to create their own unique twist on the classic cocktail.
The Mai Tai's popularity continued to grow throughout the 1940s and 1950s, with many famous figures in the cocktail world singing its praises. However, by the 1960s, the Mai Tai had become associated with tiki culture and was often seen as a kitschy drink that was more about the presentation than the taste. Despite this, the Mai Tai remained a popular choice for cocktail enthusiasts and was often featured in competitions and other events.
In recent years, the Mai Tai has experienced a comeback, with many bartenders rediscovering the classic recipe and putting their own modern twist on it. Some bartenders have experimented with different types of rum or added new ingredients to the mix, while others have focused on perfecting the classic recipe.
Today, the Mai Tai remains a beloved cocktail that is enjoyed by cocktail enthusiasts and history buffs all around the world. Its complex flavour profile and rich history make it a favourite of those who appreciate the art and craft of cocktail making. Whether you prefer the classic recipe or a modern twist, the Mai Tai is a drink that is sure to satisfy.
Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set - the perfect tropical punch
The unique flavour profile of a Mai Tai cocktail comes from the combination of its key ingredients, including rum, lime juice, orange liquor, and almond syrup. The rum provides a rich and complex flavour, while the lime juice adds a tart and tangy kick. The orange liquor adds a depth and complexity, with sweet and citrusy notes, while the almond syrup provides a nutty sweetness that balances out the other ingredients.
When mixed together, these ingredients create a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. The Mai Tai is known for its complex and layered flavour profile, with a perfect balance of sweet, sour, and spicy notes. It is a cocktail that is both satisfying and refreshing, making it a popular choice for cocktail lovers all around the world.
Ready to get your Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set today?
Order now and get ready to sip on a taste of the tropics! The Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set is the perfect gift for any cocktail lover, or a great way to treat yourself to a delicious and authentic Mai Tai experience. Don't wait - order now and start mixing up your own tropical storm today!
Frequently asked questions:
How do I make the Mai Tai Cocktail?
The Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set contains an instruction card which provides step-by-step guidance on how to make this classic cocktail. We simplify the process, to ensure that even cocktail rookies are able to create a Mai Tai that would't be out of place at a high end cocktail bar!
How is the Mai Tai typically served?
The Mai Tai is usually served over ice in a Tiki mug or a highball glass (tall glass), and garnished with a a slice of lime. Some bartenders use crushed ice, which creates a higher end look and taste, but standard ice is typically used in most Mai Tai cocktails.
How is the box packaged?
The Mai Tai Cocktail ingredients are individually packed inside a beautiful branded gift set, with a black laminated finish, and concealed magnetic snap-shut front clasp closure. To ensure this arrives to you in perfect condition, all Cocktail Crates are wrapped in a recycled bubble wrap bag, and placed in a double walled postal box that can be discarded once your parcel arrives safely.
What is it like to receive a Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set?
Unboxing a Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set is a special experience - lifting the lid of this beautifully presented box will reveal luxurious ingredients and a unique Cocktail Crates instruction card, hand-packed with premium gift paper.
Who would love a Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set?
The Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set will be perfect for anyone who wants to bring the tropics to the comfort of their own home. This is one of the premier Tiki Cocktails, and deserves a place on any cocktail cabinet.
Are there any alternatives to the Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set?
Whilst the Mai Tai is arguably the most popular, there are many other varieties in the Tiki Cocktail range. Cocktail Crates offers a number of other Tiki Cocktail Gift Sets - check them out below:
What is the shelf life of this product?
The Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set has a shelf life of at least 3 months from the point of order.
Do I need any equipment to make the Mai Tai cocktail?
Every cocktail is unique, and requires different ingredients and equipment to create the finished result, and the Mai Tai Cocktail is no exception. This cocktail recipe is relatively simple, but requires a firm arm to smash the ingredients together over ice. All you need is a shaker, ice, and a glass of your choice to serve - everything else is contained within your Pina Colada cocktail kit.
Do you have any alcohol-free Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Sets?
Whilst we don't offer a Mai Tai Mocktail Gift Set, we do offer a Mocktail Kit that contains Tiki Cocktails, including the Virgin Piña Colada, Passion Fruit Cooler, and Virgin Mojito. Check it out here:
Is the Mai Tai a popular cocktail?
The Mai Tai is served on beaches and in high end cocktail bars alike - with a broad appeal to both sexes, this cocktail is a truly universal drink.
Is the Mai Tai included in the Cocktail Crates Subscription Plan?
Yes the Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set is included in the subscription plan, alongside all other cocktails in the full range. Find out how to join the Cocktail Club here!
What our customers say:
"What a gorgeous gift set - very high quality!"
"Ordered the Mai Tai Cocktail Gift Set after a holiday in the Caribbean - it brought back those holiday vibes for sure!"
- "Received this gift from a friend and loved it"
- "The Mai Tai is my favourite cocktail, and this kit contains everything needed to make one at home"
- "The cocktails in this gift set were delicious"
- "I'll be ordering more gift sets from this company - they are perfect presents to have in the cupboard"
- "We made the Mai Tai cocktails before we went on holiday to get us in the mood - they didn't disappoint!"
Please note: We are continually updating and improving our boxed sets, and the contents is subject to change. Wherever substitutes are made, the replacement will be the equivalent or better.