It’s nearly Tiki torch time!! I can’t think of a more appropriate cocktail to sip while getting your Polynesian party-on than a Mai Tai.

The key ingredient in a Mai Tai is Orgeat syrup. Pronounced OHR-ZHAT, this milky almond-flavored additive has no substitute. Feel free to play around with different rums and orange liqueurs, but don’t you dare skip this nectar of the gods. P.S. It’s delicious in your morning coffee the day after your luau.

Mai Tai
1oz Light Rum
1oz Dark Rum
.5oz Orange Liqueur
.75oz Orgeat Syrup
1oz Lime Juice

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with crushed ice. Shake and pour all the ingredients including the ice into your favorite party cup. Garnish with fresh Mint leaves.