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Trader Vic’s Mai Tai

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It’s getting hot out, so I’m shaking up a Trader Vic’s Mai Tai. Before I get into the recipe there are a few things we should probably discuss first. The Mai Tai comes with its fair share of drama.

First, this classic cocktail has been slaughtered so many times that most patrons wouldn’t recognize the classic version if you put it down in front of them. You know what I’m talking about. That neon pink concoction dominated by bottled pre-mixes, canned pineapple juice and an umbrella. Yeah, nothing like the classic.

Then there’s the age old argument regarding who was the original inventor of the Mai Tai. Some say Don the Beachcomber and some say Trader Vic. If you want to read more about the history of the Mai Tai go here. I’d rather drop all the drama and get to the part where we make this time-honored drink.

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Hot Toddy Pick-Me-Up

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The hot toddy is not simply a mixture of hot water and booze. It’s a miracle worker, a doctor, and a life coach in a cup. And although it does seem to do the trick for everything from a sore throat to a cough, it’s just as good when you’re healthy. This version-from Damon Boelte, bar manager at Prime Meats restaurant in Brooklyn-omits the usual honey or sugar and plays up the herbal and spicy notes instead.

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Citrus and Smoke

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Two kinds of Scotch and four kinds of citrus add up to a sophisticated cocktail, but the prep couldn’t be easier. Mix a big batch and let guests pour their own.