A true mai tai is made with orgeat, a specialty almond syrup. Some versions use almond syrup that you'd buy in the coffee aisle (such as Torani), but we opted instead to swap in amaretto. The result: A drink that's simpler to make than the original but just as dangerously delicious..

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a cocktail shaker combine gold rum, lime juice, orange liqueur and amaretto. Add ice cubes; cover and shake until very cold. Strain liquid into an ice-filled rocks glass. Slowly drizzle dark rum over the top of the drink.

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Traditionally made with orgeat. Look for it online, or substitute almond syrup (such as Monin or Torani).

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 mg sodium. 12 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein;

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