Mai Tai

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Mai Tai
makes 2 drinks
time commitment: <5 minutes, if you have your simple syrup and orgeat in hand.

2 oz amber rum (I used Appleton Estate V/X from Jamaica)
2 oz dark rum  (I used Pyrat XO Reserve from Anguilla)
1 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz Grand Marnier (or other orange liquer like Cointreau or Triple Sec)
1 oz orgeat (recipe below)
1/2 oz simple syrup (recipe below)
mint for garnish
Maraschino cherry for garnish
umbrella and tiki glass. I didn't have these, but it would be cool if I did

combine all liquids (rum through simple syrup) into a cocktail shaker with ice. shake vigorously for 1 minute. pour into two glasses filled with large ice cubes and garnish.

(an alternative preparation is to combine everything except the dark rum, and to pour, or 'float' the dark rum on top. that's the high roller fancy version!)


Homemade Orgeat, the easy way
from Craft Cocktails at Home; makes 1 cup

184 g unsweetened almond milk
88 g sugar
1/8 t almond extract
1/16 t orange blossom water (4 drops if you have a dropper)

combine it all in a jar, and store in the fridge


Simple Syrup
makes 1 cup

1 cup sugar
1 cup water

combine ingredients in saucepan on medium heat. heat until sugar dissolves, and let cool. this can also be done in the microwave. store in fridge.