Mai tai

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Pointing out that tiki-type drinks have the potential to be more dangerous than other kinds of drinks doesn’t really add anything new to the world’s collective knowledge, but I can’t help but restate it: Anything served with an umbrella in it; set aflame; or included on a cocktail list near the words “virgin,” “suffering” and “navy” should be sipped with caution and with the phone number of a taxi company near by. The mai tai is the most respectable of the bunch but you still need to watch out for the rum.


  • 1 part light rum
  • 1 part gold rum
  • 1 parts fresh lime
  • 1 part curaƧao
  • 1 part almond syrup
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • crushed ice
  • 1 part dark rum
  • marachino cherry


  • shaker
  • strainer
  • old fashioned glass


  1. Shake first six ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  3. Add last part of rum and top with cherry.
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