Mai Tai


  1. 1.5 oz White Rum
  2. .75 oz Dark Rum
  3. .5 oz orange curacao
  4. .5 oz orgeat
  5. .5 oz lime juice
  6. Pineapple, maraschino cherry and candied ginger for garnish
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How to Make It

Shake all ingredients but the dark rum. Strain them over ice and float the dark rum in a highball glass. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple and a piece of candied ginger.

Why We Like It

The Mai Tai was invented sometime in the 30s or 40s, maybe by Trader Vic, maybe by Don the Beachcomber. Since then it has become synonymous with cheesy cruise ship bars and fake luaus, and its recipe has gotten mangled. You can be a part of bringing back the classic. This is a strong drink with bold flavors, and it’s an awesome thing to sip on a beach whether or not you’re a dorky tourist.

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