This Mai Tai riff swaps out orange liqueur for yellow Chartreuse as a nod to Trader Vic’s french heritage. In addition, absinthe and rhum from the French Antilles join orgeat (almond syrup) for a winterized spin on the tiki classic. This is a great opportunity to use overproof rum—Smith & Cross is a personal favorite that is not too hard to find and is a workhorse on any bar cart. —Weekly Tiki
What You'll Need
Overproof Aged Jamaican Rum
Rhum Agricole Blanc (100 proof)
Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Shake all the ingredients with ice, then strain into a double rocks glass. Fill the glass with pebble ice. Garnish with mint and an orchid. Serve with a straw.