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..




  • 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.



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;