So I have been experimenting with some different rums for use in a mai tai, even tried some cachaca (interesting paired with cruzan blackstrap). At some point (aided by rising BAC I am sure) it occurred to me that mai tais and margaritas were not that far off - both have lime and orange liqueur - so I decided to sub 2 oz Tequila for the rum in a mai tai and see what happened.
It was good IMSBO. (sb = somewhat buzzed)
I was curious to see if anyone else had tried this, what they thought, and which of my names they like better.
Here is what I used - really almost the same as the often used 2:1:1 margarita but with orgeat subbed for half the triple sec, and 1/4 oz simple syrup, slightly light on the lime juice
2 oz tequila (el jimador repo)\
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz orange liqueur ( I used harlequin)
1/2 oz Orgeat syrup
1/4 oz simple syrup (i used agave nectar)
shake with ice, strain over crushed ice. (what is the benefit of straining over fresh ice?)
I also tried this recipe with 2 oz Bourbon (OGD 86 proof). It was good, IMEMBO. (even more buzzed)