Trader Vic's Original Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

Trader Vic's Original Mai Tai Cocktail

Trader Vic's Original Mai Tai Cocktail

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1 oz. Appleton Estate rum
1 oz. St. James Royal Amber rum
1 lime
1/2 oz. almond or orgeat syrup
1/2 oz. orange curaçao
Mint sprig
Pineapple spear
Lime wedge
Crushed ice


Highball glass
Citrus squeezer


1. In an empty shaker, combine 1/2 oz. almond or orgeat syrup, 1/2 oz. orange curaçao, the juice of 1 lime, 1 oz. (light) Appleton rum and 1 oz. (dark) St. James Royal Amber rum. 

2. Add a large scoop of crushed ice, shake, then pour the entire mixture into a glass.

3. Garnish with a pineapple spear, cherry, lime wedge and mint.

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