Drink Report: Auntie’s Mai Tai

It was a rainy Friday afternoon in the Happiest Place on Earth.  After saving the Magic Kingdom with Merlin many times over (we were playing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom all day), a friend and I decided to head over to the Polynesian on a tip from the Tikiman via the awesome Thursday night Disney broadcast, Pirate Radio.  After listening to one show where the Tikiman was the guest, he suggested trying the Auntie’s Mai-Tai from the Tambu Lounge.  The cool thing about this “insider” tip is that the Auntie’s Mai-Tai is not on the drink menu anywhere at the Polynesian.  According to Tikiman, if you order the Mai-Tai that is in the drink menu, it will be sweeter than the Auntie’s Mai-Tai, which is supposed to be more like the traditional Mai-Tai you would get in Hawaii.  Well, far be it for me to deny the well-reputed advice of a Polynesian resort professional!  So when it came time for our break, we hopped the monorail and headed over to try for ourselves.

The drink is served in the traditional Mai-Tai glass, complete with umbrella and fresh pineapple wedge.  True to the Tikiman’s word, the drink was very flavorful without being too sweet. Definitely fruity, but a great balance of flavors so that nothing was overpowering.  In fact, it was tricky to even taste any liquor in the drink, but boy did it pack a punch.  The sign of a wellmade drink!  You could feel it without tasting it.  The drink cost us about $9 and change with tax, but it between the authentic taste and the way it was mixed, it was sure worth it.  Highly recommended!

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Lauren S. writes at her blog,  Living the Magical Life.

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