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Oh, Mai

Traditionally, Mai Tai’s are the staple libations of ocean vacations. Unfortunately, when ordering this refreshing beverage - it can arrive overly sweet and often without good Orgeat or Rum. We substituted Rum for Genever and Rye, perfectly complimented by the addition of a small-batch, quality Orgeat. We love that it's still refreshing, but this time around, slightly malted and not too sweet -- perfect any time of the year.

Oh, Mai
Recipe by Elizabeth McElligott and Jacob Grier

 1-ounce Bols Genever
1-ounce rye whiskey
1/2-ounce Combier
3/4-ounce Orgeat
1-ounce lime juice 

Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice, shake everything vigorously. Strain and serve on the rocks or up.

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Jacob Grier is the lead bartender at Metrovino in Portland, Ore., and writes the weblog Liquidity Preference. Elizabeth McElligott is a naturopathic physician with a particular penchant for the cocktail. Together, they craft innovative cocktails that shine.

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