I love a good tiki cocktail and the Mai Tai is probably my favorite ever! The addition of passion fruit really makes a huge difference.
- 2 oz dark Jamaican rum
- 1 oz light rum
- .75 oz cointreau or other orange liqueur
- 1 oz passion fruit puree
- .5 oz orgeat syrup
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- crushed ice
- mint sprigs, for garnish
- sliced lime, for garnish
- Fill a double old fashioned glass with crushed ice to the top. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into the glass and garnish with sliced lime and mint springs. Optional: float 1/4 oz of rum on top.
Fresh passionfruit juice is great for this, but I buy a frozen puree that has very little sugar added to it. This is important because the drink is supposed to be a bit tart.