Masala Mai Tai

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

Tailor · Manhattan

Eben Freeman spikes Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron's most famous tiki drink, the mai tai, with garam masala. This traditional Indian spice blend includes cloves, coriander and cardamom.

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  1. Ice cubes, plus crushed ice
  2. 1 1/2 ounces Garam Masala Rum
  3. 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  4. 1/2 ounce orange curaçao or 1/4 ounce Grand Marnier mixed with 1/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  5. 1/2 ounce orgeat (almond-flavored syrup)
  6. 1 mint sprig, for garnish
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add all of the remaining ingredients except crushed ice and the mint and shake well. Strain into a crushed ice–filled rocks glass and garnish with the mint sprig.