A Prize-Winning Bartender Updates the Mai Tai

A Prize-Winning Bartender Updates the Mai Tai
Staff Writer
A Prize-Winning Bartender Updates the Mai Tai

Want to know what a world-class cocktail tastes like? From the first-ever Diageo World Class U.S. Ambassador Richard Gomez, the Two Cities Skirmish is what he calls a an updated version of the Mai Tai with tequila and gin. Gomez says the key to a Mai Tai, no matter what the spirits, is the layering: This drink starts out with a kick, but finishes light. Impress all your friends with some world-class mixology — we won't tell that you got it from a master bartender. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Ounce  Don Julio Añejo tequila
  • 1/2  Ounce  Tanqueray No. TEN gin
  • 1/8  Ounce  triple sec
  • 3/8  Ounces  fresh lime juice
  • 3/8  Ounces  BG Reynolds Orgeat
  • mint, for garnish

Directions

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime shell and mint.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
16mg
2%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
8mg
1%
Sodium, Na
177mg
12%
Water
26g
1%

Mai Tai Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Mai Tai Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.