Tiki Drinks

Original Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

By An Edible Mosaic

If you can’t find orgeat syrup, substitute 2 TB simple syrup + 1 drop almond extract + 1 drop orange blossom water.

Pro tip

Step 1

Juice the lime. Fresh lime juice makes all the difference with this cocktail!

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Step 2

Add everything to a glass. Stir together the light rum, orange curacao, orgeat syrup, and lime juice in a rocks glass. Add the crushed ice.

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Step 3

Float the rum. To float the dark rum, gently pour the rum on top of the ice. To help the rum gently and slowly pour, you can hold a spoon upside down over the ice and pour the rum onto the spoon.

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Close your eyes, sip your Mai Tai, and imagine you're on a tropical island.