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Best Mai Tai Recipe

Mai Tais are the most classic of all the Tiki cocktails, and we have a real-deal, tasty version for you here. This tastes less like your grandma’s mahjong juice, and more like a proper cocktail you’re not embarrassed to try in front of your friends.


  • 2 Ounces High-quality, aged amber rum
  • Juice from about ¾ of a fresh, juicy lime
  • ½ Ounce orgeat
  • ½ Ounce High-quality orange liqueur
  • ¼ Ounce Simple syrup
  • Mint sprig for garnish
  • Orchid flower for garnish (optional)


In a cocktail shaker filled partway with ice, combine all ingredients except the garnish and shake until very cold. Strain into a highball glass over ice, then garnish.