The Phix: Black Mai Tai

The Mai Tai is claimed to have been invented in the early 1940s at the restaurant, Trader Vic’s, in California — one afternoon, the owner, Victor J. Bergeron, created a little something for friends who were visiting from Tahiti. Upon tasting it they cried out “Maita’i roa ae!” (figuratively meaning ‘out of this world’). Add aged spiced rum to the traditional recipe of gold rum, orgeat syrup (made from almonds), … Continue reading The Phix: Black Mai Tai

Five simple drinks to try next time you’re out

Are you sick of your usual? Avoid um-ing and ah-ing and definitely don’t succumb to the notorious ‘surprise me’. Instead, these five simple orders could contribute to a night you won’t forget (or if used effectively, forget). 1. Campari Cointreau Bitter, floral Campari and the orange-based Cointreau complement each other’s charm. Add a hint of soda and a slice of orange to create this lively European gem. Campari (1 shot) … Continue reading Five simple drinks to try next time you’re out