The Mai Tai is a Polynesian-style cocktail that became a symbol of Tiki culture in the mid-20th century. Combining rum, lime juice, and exotic syrups, this cocktail offers a complex flavor profile that's both tangy and sweet, with a hint of nuttiness. It's a tropical delight that's perfect for those looking to escape to a virtual island paradise.
1 1/2 oz White Rum
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Orgeat Syrup
1/2 oz Orange Curaçao
3/4 oz Dark Rum (for float)
Lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish
Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
Add the white rum, lime juice, orgeat syrup, and orange curaçao.
Shake well until chilled.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Float the dark rum on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon.