Next Friday 30th August is Mai Tai Day and Trader Vic’s will be hosting a one-off event celebrating the infamous Tiki cocktail, offering guests a chance to try the ‘World’s most authentic Mai Tai*’ made with Plantation ‘The Collector’ Rum and a host of Polynesian dishes, live music, dancing, Tiki cup making classes and rum masterclasses.
Trader Vic created the Mai Tai cocktail back in 1944, using a 17-year-old Jamaican rum, a squeeze of lime, a dash of rock candy syrup, a splash of orange curaçao and some French orgeat poured over cracked ice. This went on to become one of the world’s most popular rum cocktails.
Plantation Rum’s ‘The Collector’ is based on the very same rum that Trader Vic used to make the original Mai Tai, having sourced a bottle from renowned rum collector Steven Remsberg, and re-creating it using an 18-year-old pot still, then ageing in bourbon and cognac barrels. There were only 999 bottles made in 2017 and only 4 bottles are available in the UK.
Tickets to the Mai Tai Day celebration on Friday 30th August are priced at £25, with the limited-edition Collector Mai Tai available from the bar for £44 (in addition to the ticket fee). Guests will be able to enjoy a night’s entertainment of French-Polynesian dishes, live Tiki bazaar, Tiki cup making sessions, Plantation Rum masterclasses and plentiful Tiki cocktails.
Tickets can be bought from here.