Mai Tai

House Without a Key • Honolulu

Created by restaurateur Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron in 1944 to showcase an exceptional aged rum, the original mai tai recipe called for rock candy syrup, which is sweeter than simple syrup.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 3/4 ounce gold rum
  • 3/4 ounce dark rum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange curaçao
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orgeat syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Simple Syrup
  • 1 1/4 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce overproof rum
  • 1 lime wheel (optional)
  • 1 sugarcane stick (optional)
  • 1 mint sprig (optional)
  • 1 edible orchid (optional)

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice. Add all of the ingredients except the overproof rum and garnishes; stir, then top with the overproof rum. If desired, garnish with the lime wheel, sugarcane stick, mint sprig and orchid.

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