#KnowYourTikiCocktail #WahKnowsTiki Have you ever wondered how the Mai Tai cocktail received its name Invented by Trader Vic himself in 1944, it was named "Mai Tai” after his Tahitian guest, who enthusiastically claimed it as "the best!" in Tahitian. Though there are many variations all over the world, the original Trader Vic's Mai Tai mix is a heavily guarded secret with not many knowing its true ingredients.
Fortunate, our very own Tiki Master at #WahtikiHK, Mr Shi Wah Lee is one of the lucky few to have learned the Mai Tai mix recipe from Trader Vics back in the 70s! Sounds exciting Yes! Today, he sources the right ingredients to recreate the original Mai Tai mix without any preservatives and we are all lucky enough to have the chance to taste the authentic Mai Tai in Hong Kong just like it was first created!
Is time to celebrate Mai Tai Mondays! 2for1 Mai Tais every Monday from 4pm till late.
#KnowYourTikiDrinks #WahKnowsTiki Jigger OR Free Pour “Many bartenders out there have become over focused on looking “cool” and “artistic” nowadays; one of the biggest mistakes I see bartenders make is free-pouring when making classic or complex cocktails,” says our Tiki Master, Mr. Shi Wah Lee. “A proper cocktail should be measured with a jigger; the correct measurement of the ingredients in a cocktail is very important, as is staying true to classic recipes because changes in the ingredients of their proportions can affect the outcome of the cocktail, which leads to bars serving inconsistent cocktails. Free pouring is a skill - it certainly shows you how to work faster and is great for showmanship, but what’s most important is the ethics behind customer service – cocktails should be perfect. Using a jigger can help you to work efficiently; it shouldn’t be seen as something that slows you down.” Part of Wahtiki’s adherence to Tiki tradition is the speed of the bar team. Today it’s common to wait 20-30 minutes for a round of ‘artisanal’ cocktails but at Wahtiki, drinks are produced quickly and consistently; there’s no ‘twists’ on the classics, no time-consuming processes, and not a single goatee or leather suspender-wearing ‘mixologist’ in sight. Instead, #WahtikiHK serves old school Tiki cocktails the way they were first created – cold, tall, and strong, using the great rums and juices, and garnished neat, colourful, and unfussy.