August 22, 2014

Cocktails for Two: Mai Thai

Cheers, we made it to the end of another week. Don't worry if your weekend plans don't involve feeling the sand between your toes or taking a dip in the ocean. I have a drink that will make you feel like you are sitting seaside. Mai Thai's are a classic summer cocktail. They are meant for sipping poolside on a hot summer day. I find the ingredients to be particularly surprising: no juice, mostly booze! The combination of rums and orgeat (almond syrup) make for a delightfully refreshing and fruity cocktail. Sip this on your patio and let the stress just melt away.... 

Mai Thai 

2 ounces lime
2 ounces dark rum 
2 ounces light rum 
1 ounce orange curacao 
1 ounce orgeat 

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cocktail shaker frosts over. 

Fill two highball glasses with crushed ice. Pour into glasses. Garnish with brandied cherry. 

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