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#26 Bitter Mai Tai: Competitive Tiki Restauranteurs & WTF is Orgeat?

September 3, 2018

The Mai Tai is a cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, orgeat syrup, and lime juice, associated with Polynesian-style settings. We think the Wall Street Journal said it best, “If you think of Tiki as the cocktail world’s sugary cousin with a penchant for bad Hawaiian shirts, then you haven’t had the good stuff.”


Bitter Mai Tai Recipe:

1 ½ OUNCES CAMPARI
¾ OUNCE JAMAICAN RUM
½ OUNCE ORANGE CURAÇAO
1 OUNCE LIME JUICE
¾ OUNCE ORGEAT

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add a small amount of ice and shake. Strain over crushed ice into a rocks glass. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with a mint sprig.


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Music: Mai Tai Beach by Little Glass Men