Mai Tai

Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with this iconic cocktail – the Mai Tai! Made with a blend of light rum, Cointreau, freshly squeezed lime juice, and a secret ingredient called orgeat, this vibrant drink is a refreshing burst of island flavors. Top it off with a float of dark rum and garnish with mint, lime, and a cherry for that picture-perfect finishing touch. Sip, relax, and let the tropical vibes take you away. Cheers to paradise in a glass!

May 25, 2023
Mai Tai

Mai Tai

Alissa DiSanto
  • Prep Time
    5 min
  • Cook Time
    5 min
  • Total Time
    10 min
  • Servings
  • Difficulty
    Super Easy, 21+


  • 1oz light rum
  • ½oz Cointreau
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ½oz orgeat
  • 1oz dark rum
  • Mint, lime, and/or cherry for garnish


  1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Add the light rum, Cointreau, lime juice, and orgeat. Shake vigorously for about 20 seconds.
  2. Strain and pour into a glass of your choice filled with crushed ice.
  3. Top with the dark rum. This is a rum floater.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint, lime wedge, a cherry, and/or umbrella.
  5. Sip responsibly!

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