What is a Milwaukee Mai Tai you may ask? Well, it is a Mai Tai made with Milwaukee's own Roaring Dan's Rum. Roaring Dan's rum is made by The Great Lakes Distillery in Milwaukee, WI. They have only been around for a few years, but their award winning Vodka and Gin have become very popular through out the midwest.
1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Roaring dans rum
1 1⁄2 Ounce
To make a Milwaukee Mai Tai fill your cocktail shaker with crushed ice, Roaring Dans Rum, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, and orgeat syrup. Shake well, until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Pour unstrained into a cocktail glass.
Roaring Dan's Rum, which was released in June, is distilled with pure Wisconsin Maple Syrup giving it an excellent maple flavor. The maple goes really well with the oak and bourbon barrels that it was aged in. It also has a hint of caramel.
The rum is named after Roaring Dan Seavey. The only man to have ever been charged with piracy on the great lakes. What would a rum be without a pirate? As the story goes, Roaring Dan stole a ship on Lake Michigan and a government revenue ship was sent to capture him. One warning shot from the cannon was all it took for him to surrender. He was then transported to Chicago to face charges. Mysteriously, those charges were dropped.
Rum cocktails when mixed with other flavors develops unique and subtle flavors. Here is a recipe to make Milwaukee Mai Tai using Roaring Dan's Rum as the base drink along with other extracts. Enjoy sour sweet tinge in the drink!