I am new to rums and cocktails and I like to find cheap but decent rums to mix a mai tai.I learend that for a decent(not perfect) mai tai you should use a least two kind of rums, white and dark. Can anybody please recommend rums for a Mai Tai that are cheap but create an at least decent Mai tai taste?Kind Regards
Try Smith & Cross Traditional Jamaica 57° + Trois-Rivières Cuvée de l'Océan 42°
Agricole\light does not make big difference. But dark\aged does. And it better to be overpoof. I liked Denizen vatted 50° - you can skip Agricole - it already has it ;o)
Thank you. The two Rums you mentioned are quite expensive in my area (Austria,/Europe) they Costa about 30Euro each. I can get a "nameless" white rum for about 6euro. Can I get a decent result with a cheap White rum and a more quality dark rum?
i use the Don Papa Baroko rum. but you said that you need a cheap rum then you need to use a bacardi spiced or any other dark bacardi rum. But yeah i use the Don Papa Barokohttps://www.casanumber7.be/product/don-papa-baroko-rum-kopen/
flor de cana 4 extra seco and myers s original dark can do and they are not too expensive ...
i like to shake all without the dark rum so i add it at the end and you ll get a nice light/dark layer
but in AustriaWP 109 is not cheap ... and myers s is also a Jamaican and cheaper ...
Thank you for your answers!!!
I saw this yt Video from Steve the barman where He recommends the worthy Park 109 for a single rum Mai Tai.
Well, the wp109 ist about 25Euto in my Country but If I only need this one rum then it would be cheaper in total.
Can anyone confirm Steves recommendation or can anyone recommend any Other single rum for a Mai Tai?
What I mean is,a Mai Tai with only the WP109 at 25Euros is in total cheaper than a Mai Tai with 2 cheap Rums.
In Germany, Old Pascas Jamaica Rum is the best option for a cheap and flavourful rum (around 10 Euros). Old Pascas Dark Rum (a bit cheaper) is fine as well.
In Germany, it is sometimes found in supermarkets. Worth keeping an eye open for.
Spirituosenwelt.at also has most of the Old Pascas rums.
selva rey white
plantation 3 star white
Thank you Alas, but do you make a Mai Tai with one of these 3 White Rums or do you use all 3 together in a Mai Tai?
Maybe mix Coruba with Appleton Signature? No idea about Coruba or Appleton Sig. in Europe, but both of those are pretty dang cheap here in the USA.
Thank you:The coruba 40% Jamaica rum is about 16Euro for 0,7L, the Appleton Signature is about 20Euro.Would be 36Euro total which would be slighly cheaper than 2x worthy park 109 each 19Euro.
Well, at that point, I'd go Coruba and Worthy 109 if the Appleton is more expensive. That's flipped here with Worthy being themore expensive of the two.
@rumtrinker:You are right, Old Pascas Jamaican Rum is available at spirituosenwelt.at for 12Euros.Will I get a decent Mai Tai when just using this single rum or do I need to add another rum?
For a real budget one i like Saint James royal blanc with rum bar overproof. The Smith and Cross mentioned above is good in place of the rum bar if you can afford it.
I went to a fancy hotel in southern France (>1000 eur a night) and their mai tais had Saint James and sailor Jerry as the base! It actually tasted okay!? I don't do this myself at home though.
Thank you! Unfortunately the Old Pascas Jamaica is hard to get in Austria/Germany. I can easily get the OP Barbados but the only place where I found the Jamaica was at Amazon for 11Euros but 20Euros shipping 😭
Now I found Out that the Worthy Park 109 is 25,90 Euro per Liter which ist only about 19Euro for 0,7Liters.
In another yt Video the Plantation OFTD is recommended as a good single rum for Mai Tais. The oftd costs 24,90(0,7 Liters) but due to its high abv you just need to use the half amount of rum in a Mai Tai so this saves you extra money.
I have now ordered a oftd and I will try it soon.
Your Mai Tai recipe is different than mine. Mine does not use a light rum. It uses an "anejo" (3 or 4 years of age) and a mature dark rum. Most of the flavor is driven by the interaction between Curcao, lime juice and the almond flavor of the Orgeat syrup. I would avoid Bourbon barrel aged Rums, but otherwise, the choice has only a nominal impact on the overall flavor of the Mai Tai (in my recipe).
@Sektionchef depends on how stressful my week was lol. Nah just kidding I only use one. Nutshell:
diplomatico white: a bit too sweet
plantation 3 star: a bit too strong (note i like overproofs neat, just don't like strong rum in cocktails)
selva rey white: is just right (its a panamanian don pancho white-labeled which makes sense as to why it's so good)
below my mai tai recipe which i swiped from a bar called mai tai in hawaii (note true cocktailologists will scream blasphemy because it's not traditional yadda yadda, but it tastes good)
1. white rum
2. banana liquor
3. blackberry liquor
4. orange juice
5. pineapple juice
6. splash of grenadine
8. small tropical umbrella
9. reggea or pink floyd music
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