“You can have more fun with a flower behind your ear, a Mai Tai in your hand, and good friends.” ~ Victor Bergeron, the original Trader Vic.
Let’s kick off our annual meeting in good spirits with good friends.
Our happy hour host is ASA’s President, Glenn Hughes.
Trader Vic’s Mai Tai
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce curaçao
1/4 ounce orgeat
1/4 ounce rich demerara simple syrup (with a 2:1 ratio of water to sugar)
2 ounces aged pot still or blended rum
Combine all ingredients with 12 ounces of crushed ice and some cubes in a shaker. Shake until chilled and pour — ice and all — into a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with a spent lime shell and mint sprig.
Back in the middle ages, beer was sold in ceramic cups fitted with a small whistle. When you wanted another round, you blew the whistle to get the attention of the bar staff. Therefore, to get a beer you would literally be “wetting your whistle.”
Grab your favorite beer and join us! But since we’re not together this year, perhaps leave the whistle behind.
Our happy hour host is ASA’s Immediate Past Chairman, Chris Megan.
Let’s celebrate our founding members. The very first meeting to organize the association took place on June 30, 1933, in Washington, D.C. The Lime Rickey is Washington’s official cocktail. It can be made with either gin or bourbon. Raise a glass to 88 more years!
Our happy hour host is ASA’s new board of directors Chairman, Jesse Simpkins.
2 ounces gin or bourbon
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Soda water, to top
Garnish: lime wheels
Fill a highball glass with ice and add the gin and lime juice. Top with soda water. Garnish with 2 lime wheels.