Temperatures are cold and its beginning to feel like there is no end in sight. Since some of our team just got back from Hawaii- we figured we would share an amazing Mai Tai recipe to help us mentally escape this cold freeze and get us prepared for the warmer days ahead!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
You’ll need a cocktail shaker with a strainer, two glasses (high ball are fine), and straws
Shave enough ice to fill both high ball glasses. Put ice back in the freezer until just before you are ready to pour the drink so that the ice does not melt before it chills the cocktail.
3 oz. light rum
3 oz. dark rum
1 oz. orange curacao (or grand marnier)
2 oz. pineapple juice (fresh is amazing if you can do it)
2 oz. guava juice
2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz. orgeat syrup (almond syrup with orange or rose, you can get it in the mixer section)
1 oz. simple syrup or rock candy syrup
Crushed mint leaves to garnish (very important)
Fresh Flowers for garnish
Sugar Cane Stick for garnish and taste
Put all liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker.
Fill two high ball glasses with shaved ice.
Shake cocktail shaker thoroughly, at least ten times.
Strain into two glasses.
Crush the mint leaves between your fingers and float on the top of the drink. It is important to really bruise the mint leaves, because they blend the flavors together. You should NOT skip the fresh mint – it is the key to the whole drink.
Garnish with flowers (we love the extra bright ones for that extra visual appeal!)