Now that we’ve been blending and freezing poptails for a few weeks we decided it was time to open up the….er bar, and put your requests to work.
First up is the Mai Tai. Poor Trader Vic, here is yet another iteration on his classic creation. We figured everyone has been getting bastardly with his drink, that well, we need one to claim as our own.
We started with a Maui Mai Tai, from there we stayed true to keeping our poptails budget friendly by skipping the orgeat and kicking up the sweet and sour combination by going au natural with some fresh fruit. What we didn’t skip: the rum, more accurately, the three rums.
Mix. Lick. Enjoy.
Mango Maui Mai Tai
- 1 ¾ lb of mango (about 2 large mangoes), peeled and cubed
- ¼ lb pineapple, (about ¼ of a medium size pineapple) peeled and cubed
- ½ cup limeade
- 2 oz white rum
- 2 oz gold rum
- 1 oz dark rum
1. Place the mango, pineapple and limeade in a food processor or a blender and process until everything is pureed. Add white, gold and dark rum and process for another 20-30 seconds to blend well. Pour mixture into popsicles mold.
2. Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds.