About the Traditional Mai Tai Cocktail
The original tiki classic is neither neon-colored nor overly sweet.
Ingredients in the Traditional Mai Tai Cocktail
- .75 oz Fresh lime juice
- .25 oz Rock candy syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
- .25 oz Orgeat almond syrup
- .5 oz Orange Curaçao
- 2 oz Premium aged rum (Appleton Estate 12-Year-Old, El Dorado 12- Year-Old)
Garnish: Lime rind and fresh mint sprig
Glass: Double Old Fashioned
How to make the Traditional Mai Tai Cocktail
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with crushed ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker is well-chilled and frosty on the outside. Pour (unstrained) into a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with half of a juiced lime and a fresh mint sprig.