A twice weekly look into the Internet’s junk drawer with the brothers Roderick.
Pepper the Robot performs her last show at YouTube Theater, where she plays a game of Goat or Tennis Player.
Victor J. Bergeron claimed to have invented the Mai Tai in 1944 at his restaurant, Trader Vic’s, in Oakland, California. Trader Vic’s forerunner, Donn Beach, claimed to have instead first created it in 1933, although a longtime colleague said that Beach was actually just alleging that the Mai Tai was based on his Q.B. Cooler cocktail. Don the Beachcomber’s recipe is more complex than Vic’s and some believe it tastes quite different. Others believe that, despite the difference in ingredients, they taste quite similar.
The name was allegedly taken from maita’i, the Tahitian word for “good” or “excellence”, although the drink is usually spelled as two words, sometimes hyphenated or capitalized.
A Mai Tai is an IBA Official Cocktail - An IBA official cocktail is one of many cocktails selected by the International Bartenders Association (IBA) for use in the annual World Cocktail Competition (WCC) in bartending.
Ingredient Checklist • [ ] 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger spiced rum • [ ] ½ (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger coconut-flavored rum • [ ] 1 teaspoon grenadine syrup • [ ] 3 fluid ounces pineapple juice • [ ] 2 fluid ounces orange juice • [ ] 1 cup ice cubes
Goat or Tennis Player?