Adding a splash of whiskey to this take on the classic rum cocktail helps tone down the sweetness. A good-quality orgeat (almond syrup) makes a big difference, like the artisanal version from Small Hand Foods. Slideshow: More Rum Drinks
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the crushed ice and garnishes and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish the mai tai with the mint sprig, strawberry and orange zest strip and serve.