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The Perfect Mai Tai - Dads That Cook

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The Perfect Mai Tai! This fruity, refreshing concoction just screams summertime! Chef Thom walks us through his version using the perfect ratio of rum to fruit juices. Prepare to be whisked away to the beaches of Hawaii. Grass skirt optional!

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 mins

TOOLS
 2 lowball glasses
 Ice
 Cocktail shaker or large glass
INGREDIENTS*
 White rum
 Dark rum
 Almond liqueur
 Margarita mix
 Pineapple juice
 Orange juice
 Cherry, pineapple wedge, and orange wedge for garnish
 * Note: Chef Thom free pours the liquids. He gives excellent visual cues. See the directions for the detail and watch the video for more tips.

CREATE THE BASE MIXTURE
1

Fill each glass to the top with ice.

2

Add enough white rum to fill the bottom quarter of each glass.

3

Add just a splash of almond liqueur.

4

Add margarita mix to about 2/3 the way up each glass.

5

Add the pineapple juice, leaving a bit of room at the top.

6

Add a splash of orange juice.

MIX CAREFULLY
7

Using a cocktail shaker or large glass, gently pour the mixture back and forth to mix the ingredients. (Do one glass at a time and pour slowly back and forth to avoid spilling.)

8

Return contents to the original glass.

TOP WITH RUM & FINISHING TOUCHES
9

Slowly pour a bit of dark rum on top of each drink to create the classic Mai Tai look.

10

Add the cherry, pineapple, orange garnish.

11

Based on personal preference, you may want to give it a stir/mix before drinking.

12

Aloha!
(Please remember to drink and enjoy responsibly.)

Amount of time will vary based on familiarity and skill level--and the number of drinks made. 😉

Ingredients

TOOLS
 2 lowball glasses
 Ice
 Cocktail shaker or large glass
INGREDIENTS*
 White rum
 Dark rum
 Almond liqueur
 Margarita mix
 Pineapple juice
 Orange juice
 Cherry, pineapple wedge, and orange wedge for garnish
 * Note: Chef Thom free pours the liquids. He gives excellent visual cues. See the directions for the detail and watch the video for more tips.

Directions

CREATE THE BASE MIXTURE
1

Fill each glass to the top with ice.

2

Add enough white rum to fill the bottom quarter of each glass.

3

Add just a splash of almond liqueur.

4

Add margarita mix to about 2/3 the way up each glass.

5

Add the pineapple juice, leaving a bit of room at the top.

6

Add a splash of orange juice.

MIX CAREFULLY
7

Using a cocktail shaker or large glass, gently pour the mixture back and forth to mix the ingredients. (Do one glass at a time and pour slowly back and forth to avoid spilling.)

8

Return contents to the original glass.

TOP WITH RUM & FINISHING TOUCHES
9

Slowly pour a bit of dark rum on top of each drink to create the classic Mai Tai look.

10

Add the cherry, pineapple, orange garnish.

11

Based on personal preference, you may want to give it a stir/mix before drinking.

12

Aloha!
(Please remember to drink and enjoy responsibly.)

The Perfect Mai Tai

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