Mai Tai

By • July 10, 2014 • 3 Comments

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Serves 1

  • 1 ounce amber rhum agricole
  • 1 ounce Jamaican rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice, reserving 1/2 spent lime shell for garnish
  • 1/2 ounce orange curaçao
  • 1/4 ounce orgeat
  • 1/4 ounce pineapple gomme syrup (or, another 1/4 ounce of orgeat)
  • Mint, flowers, or umbrella for garnish
  1. Shake all ingredients except lime shell with plenty of cracked ice, pour unstrained into a double old fashioned glass, top with fresh cracked ice until full, and garnish liberally with mint and the lime shell, or whatever else you choose.
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22 days ago Kyle

Great recipe. I added a little Pineapple Juice for sweetness and a splash of seltzer for a little zing.


about 1 month ago Brian S

Made this tonight, after a trip to a local fancy-pants liquor store for the ingredients. Too acidic, I found. Will add some simple syrup next time I make.


about 1 month ago Erik Lombardo

Brian, depending on the sweetness of your orgeat and your curacao and the tartness of your limes, you'r definitely going to get a little variation in the recipe. Absolutely feel free to add more gomme syrup to make it your own, just be sure to add only a little at a time (taste it while it's still in the shaker), because this drink especially can be cloying if too sweet. Cheers!