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Drinks of Hawaii, vintage recipe book (image heavy)

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This book is notable in that it is the first documented use of pineapple juice/orange juice in the Mai Tai from the Royal Hawaiian.

Interestingly, the 1st edition from 1971 has two Mai Tai recipes but neither is for the Royal Hawaiian (there's a generic Mai Tai similar to the 1956 Mai Tai, and an Ili Tai from the Ilikai Hotel).

This 1972 edition was where Beachbum Berry got the RH Mai Tai for his books and the app.

I did research and near as I can tell Paul K. Dick appears to have been an insurance man based in Honolulu and otherwise did not have any claim to fame as an author or bartender. One presumes he was quite the barfly.


The first Mai Tai is the “authentic unadulterated copy of the original recipe” which is:
1 oz Light Puerto Rican Rum
1 oz Dark Jamaican Rum
½ oz Orange Curacao
½ oz Orgeat
½ oz Simple Syrup
Juice of ½ Lemon and ¼ Lime

The second recipe in the 1971 edition comes from the iconic Ilikai Hotel: The Ili Tai
1 oz “Appleton Punch” Jamaican Rum
1 oz Dark Puerto Rican Rum
¾ oz Orange Curacao
¾ oz Orgeat
1 oz Sweet & Sour
2 oz Pineapple Juice
¼ Lime

Appleton Punch rum was the successor to the Dagger line and was a dark Jamaican rum at 43% ABV.

[ Edited by kevincrossman on 2022-05-11 16:28:25 ]

[ Edited by kevincrossman on 2022-05-11 16:29:52 ]