Mai Tai

July 10, 2014

Test Kitchen-Approved

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
In This Recipe


  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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Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

Kyle August 25, 2014
Great recipe. I added a little Pineapple Juice for sweetness and a splash of seltzer for a little zing.
Brian S. July 19, 2014
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.
Author Comment
Erik L. July 26, 2014
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!