Mai Tai

Posted: July 30

Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

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Shake up a little tropical getaway with this Mai Tai recipe. With a blend of white rum, dark rum, and curaçao, all the best island-based liquors are represented. Orgeat, an almond-based alcohol, adds a delightfully nutty flavor. Drink your Mai Tai poolside–or at least close your eyes and pretend you’re poolside.


• 1 1/2 ounces white rum • 3/4 ounce orange curaçao • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed • 1/2 ounce orgeat • ice, for shaking and for the glass • 1/2 ounce dark rum • lime wheel, optional, for garnish • mint sprig, optional, for garnish


Step 1

Add the white rum, curaçao, lime juice, and orgeat into a shaker with ice.

Step 2

Shake lightly for a few seconds.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into a glass on the rocks.

Step 4

Pour the dark rum over the top.

Step 5

Garnish with mint and lime. Serve!

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