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mai tai cocktail with pineapple wedge lime and mint garnish
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The Perfect Mai Tai

Mai Tai is essentially a sour cocktail where the sweet and sour elements in it contribute to highlight the flavor of the rum.
Prep Time6 mins
Total Time6 mins
Servings: 1 person


  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • 30 ml white rhum agricole e.g. ClĂ©ment VSOP Martinique Rhum
  • 30 ml Dark Jamaican Rum e.g. Appleton Estate Extra Dark Rum
  • 15 ml orange curacao
  • 15 ml orgeat
  • 7.5 ml sugar syrup


  • Shake at least 2 cups of crushed ice together with the ingredients in a shaker for 10 seconds.
  • Pour into a double tumbler without straining.
  • Garnish with sprig of mint and lime zest.