Win a Free Bottle of Appleton Estate VX + How to Make a Mai Tai

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Appleton Estate VX is one of my favourite rums, especially when it comes to mixed cocktails. So it’s a pleasure being able to spread some Christmas cheer with my readers and offer a free bottle to one of you. I’ve only got one bottle to give one lucky reader though. For everybody else, I thought I’d share not one but two recipes for my favourite rum cocktail, the Mai Tai! Keep reading for a couple of ways to mix one of the world’s tastiest cocktails along with your chance to nab a bottle of excellent Jamaican rum!

How to Make a Mai Tai

tikichris Mai Tai (not too dissimilar to the original Trader Vic’s version!)

  • 2 jiggers of Jamaican rum (I like Appleton Estate VX);
  • 2 jiggers of Martinique rum (I like Saint James Rhum Ambre);
  • ¾ jigger of orange Curacao (Yes it must be orange!);
  • ¾ jigger of simple syrup (I like Trader Vic’s Rock Candy Syrup or Saint James’s Sucre de Canne);
  • ½ jigger of orgeat syrup;
  • Juice from one fresh lime;
  • Shake vigorously with crushed ice;
  • Pour into a tumbler;
  • Add a sprig of fresh mint and a maraschino cherry (maybe a pineapple and/or lime wedge too);
  • Enjoy!

Appleton Estate Mai Tai

  • 2oz Appleton Estate VX;
  • ½oz triple sec;
  • ¼oz orgeat syrup;
  • ¼oz simple syrup;
  • Juice from one fresh lime;
  • Garnish with spent lime shell and mint sprig

See a video of a Mai Tai (and lots more cocktails) being mixed on the Appeton Estate website.

Win a Bottle of Appleton Estate VX

To be in with a chance win a free bottle of Appleton Estate VX simply tweet the following:

RT to win a free bottle of Appleton Estate VX rum. Merry #RumChristmas from @tikchris, courtesy of @appletonestate. http://bit.ly/1fgs8oQ

Good luck. Please take a moment to read the terms and conditions before tweeting!

T&C

I’ll pick one winner at random on Thursday 19 December 2013 at noon (British time). The win will receive one 70cl bottle of Appleton Estate VX rum. To be eligible to win, you need to have an address here in the UK where the prize may be posted. Obviously you also need to be of legal drinking age to receive this alcoholic product and must be able to show ID that proves your age.

About Appleton Estate VX

This multi-award winning blend of 15 choice aged rums is the first member of the Appleton Estate family of aged rums. With a sophisticated flavour profile, it truly has become the rum of choice for quality cocktail mixing around the world. It adds the most amazing and unique characteristics to classic cocktails and offers a multitude of layered flavours.

For the facts about alcohol visit Drinkaware.co.uk.

COMPETITION IS NOW OVER AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING TIKICHRIS. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR LOTS MORE FUN AND FREEBIES TO COME! 

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About tikichris

London-Based Writer/Photographer
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2 Responses to Win a Free Bottle of Appleton Estate VX + How to Make a Mai Tai

  1. I must try your Mai Tai, I’m boring and very rarely stray from a Mojito. Have a great Christmas :)