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.
Recipe by Elizabeth McElligott and Jacob Grier
1-ounce Bols Genever
1-ounce rye whiskey
1-ounce lime juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin, add ice, shake everything vigorously. Strain and serve on the rocks or up.
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.