If the only Mai Tais you've ever had were pink, you've never had a Mai Tai. The drink is not supposed to look like Hawaiian Punch: When made according to the original recipe, as devised by Trader Vic, it is a darker, almond-flavored variation on the daiquiri. Classic Cocktail Recipes

Pete Wells
May 2000

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  • Fill a shaker with ice. Add 1/4 cup dark Jamaican rum, 1 tablespoon orange Curaçao, 1/2 tablespoon orgeat (almond syrup), 1/2 tablespoon sugar and the juice of 1 lime. Shake well and strain into a large old-fashioned glass over cracked ice. Add 1 of the squeezed lime halves and garnish the drink with a mint sprig.

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