A classic cocktail synonymous with good times, this mai tai recipe will be a hit at your next social gathering.
The mai tai originated in California. Legend has it that when Trader Vic created this cocktail in the 1940s, his Tahitian friends pronounced it “mai tai roa,” which translates to “awesome”. Contrary to popular belief, a classic mai tai does not call for a rum float.
30ml dark Jamaican rum or any other aged rum
30ml rhum agricole vieux
30ml fresh lime juice
15ml Orgeat (almond syrup)
½ teaspoon rich simple syrup
Lime shell and mint, to garnish
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
- Pour unstrained into a short glass.
- Garnish with the empty lime shell and a mint sprig. Serve with a sustainable straw.