“Tropical Paradise In A Glass”
Victor J. “Trader Vic” Bergeron brought the exotic far east to the west coast in 1932. He opened his first pub called Hinky Dink’s, which eventually got renamed Trader Vic’s. The theme was “Polynesian inspired,” and many more like it opened across America. Trader Vic was creating all sorts of tiki drinks, like the Mai Tai. It is tropical, sweet, and tangy and makes for excellent escapism. Unlike many drinks in the Tiki category, it is probably the most straight forward to mix. The only hang-up will be making your Orgeat, but that beautiful wild topical notes it provides the drink will make all the hassle worth it.