mai tai cocktail

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.

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Prep Time:  5 Min

1 1/2 ounces light rum 1 1/2 ounces orange curacao 1 ounce orgeat syrup 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice 1/2 cup crushed ice 1/2 ounce dark rum 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish 1 lime wheel, for garnish 1 fresh mint sprig, for garnish

Cook Time:  0 Min


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Step 1

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

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Step 2

Mix it up. 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 onto the 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, letting it flow into the glass on the ice.

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Close your eyes, sip your Mai Tai, and imagine you're on an exotic island.