Mai Tai

cocktail cocktails happy hour summer


  • 1 oz.

    fresh lime juice

  • 1 oz.

    light rum

  • 3/4 oz.

    dry orange Curaçao, Cointreau, or triple sec

  • 3/4 oz.

    orgeat syrup

  • 1/2 oz.

    dark rum

  • Fresh mint leaves, lime wheel or wedge, and a Maraschino cherry, for serving



  1. Step 1: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add lime juice, light rum, Curaçao, and syrup and vigorously shake until outside of shaker is very frosty, about 20 seconds.
  2. Step 2: Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Slowly pour dark rum on top to float. Garnish with mint, a lime wheel, and a cherry.

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