MxMo Inverted: Iat Iam

This month one of our favorite blogs Putney Farms is hosting Mixology Monday. We’ve been busy working to help open a new restaurant, but we could ignore the call of MxMo or Tiki Month.


This month;s theme was inverted cocktails. Honestly I’m not ashamed to say that I was to dumb to really get this theme. I feel like some neanderthal trying to activate the obelisk by hitting it with a club. Still this epiphany did come, I decided to tread onto tiki holy grounds..


The Mai Tai has been abused many many ways. Almost as many as the martini. Thank god it’s avoided the apple. However I felt the siren call at some point when thinking of this theme to make an Anti Mai Tai. I decided to commit Mai Tai sin’s and invert the poor drink to my own designs like some Frankenstein creation. This drink would feature lighter spirits, lemon, and even the ultimate sin orange juice. We’d make it blue and add bitters. However you know what? It ain’t bad.

Iat Iam

Iat Iam

1 oz Cruzan Gold

1 oz Gin

½ oz Senior Blue Curacao

½ oz Homemade Orgeat

½ oz Lemon Juice

¼ oz Orange Juice

1 dash Bittermen’s Elemakule bitters

1 dash Angostura bitters

Shake with ice and pour unstrained into a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with cocktail cherries and a pineapple wedge. We’d have used some pineapple but our roommates ate it all.


This drink has a spicy note that melds refreshingly with the orgeat and lemon. It finishes clean with notes of orange peel and a slight nuttyness. It’s no Mai Tai but it’s bright and refreshing with some spicy blams of joy.


We’ll we’re happy to have participated as always, even if we did have to commit some tiki sins. We’re looking forward to getting a couple more posts in for tiki month and hope you’ll join us as we clear our busy schedule. So until next time.

“You Get Hammered America!” – JFL


Check out the roundup now at Putney Farms!


About JFL

Joey or JFL as he is known by friends is a culinary trained mixologist from the Heart of Dixie Birmingham, Alabama. From a weekly column in the St. Clair News Aegis to his own experiments online JFL never stops doing work on Tiki and Cocktails. When he's not studying all things spirit, wine, and beer he's pursuing his own odd interests such as cartoons, cheesy old horror movies, horror punk, hair metal, and hockey
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10 Responses to MxMo Inverted: Iat Iam

  1. “spicy blams of joy” — Awesome! 🙂 I’d try this right now if I had the Tiki bitters.

  2. putneyfarm says:

    I am writing the roundup and now stopping to make this…I LOL’ed Blue Curacao in a Mai Tai..but we have all the ingredients (shameful, but true)…so off to the bar…;-)

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