Transport yourself to a tropical happy place with this classic mai tai recipe! This cocktail is equal parts delicious and sophisticated, not to mention it's strong enough to make you feel like you're hanging on the beaches of Hawaii. Gather your rum, juices and shaker – you'll be a mixologist in no time.
1 1/2 ounces white rum
3/4 ounce orange curaçao (or high quality triple sec)
3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 ounce orgeat (almond syrup)
1/2 ounce dark rum
Garnish: lime wheel
Garnish: Mint sprig
Pour white rum, curaçao, lime juice and orgeat into a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.
Shake lightly for about 5 seconds.
Pour into a rocks glass.
Float the dark rum over the top (optional)
Garnish with a lime wheel and mint sprig.