Trader Vic's Mai Tai

Makes 1 cocktail

1 ounce Trader Vic's Premium Gold Rum

1 ounce Trader Vic's Authentic Dark Rum

1/2 ounce lime juice (reserve a lime half to garnish)

1/2 ounce orange Curaçao

1/4 ounce simple syrup

1/4 ounce orgeat syrup

2 cups crushed ice

1 sprig mint, for garnish

1 fruit stick, for garnish

Shake the rums, lime juice, Curaçao, simple syrup, orgeat syrup and crushed ice in a cocktail shaker and pour into a glass without straining. Garnish with the squeezed lime half, mint sprig and fruit stick.

-- Steve Siegelman, "Trader Vic's Tiki Party" (Ten Speed Press, 2005)





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