Bluegrass Mai Tai

Inspired by the use of multiple rums in many tiki drinks, Marco Dionysos concocted a Mai Tai variation calling for two kinds of whiskey: bourbon, which is traditionally from Kentucky bluegrass country, and rye.

  • Servings: Makes 1 Drink

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Ingredients

  • Crushed ice
  • 1 ounce bourbon, preferably Maker’s Mark
  • 1 ounce bonded rye whiskey, preferably Rittenhouse 100
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat (almond-flavored syrup)
  • Powdered sugar and 1 mint sprig, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Add the bourbon, rye whiskey, Grand Marnier, lemon juice and orgeat and shake well. Pour the drink unstrained into a chilled double rocks glass and add more crushed ice. Sift powdered sugar over the mint sprig and garnish the drink.
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