The Smuggler’s Cove Mai Tai is an easy-to-make version of Trader Vic’s original Mai Tai recipe that is dryer and slightly less sweet due to its unique dry curacao. Although not a significant variation, it will appeal to those who find the strong orange floral aroma of a traditional Mai Tai overpowering. It provides a subtle, yet distinct difference.
What Is In The Smuggler’s Cove Mai Tai Recipe?
The Smuggler’s Cove Mai Tai Recipe ingredients are Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Dark Jamaican Rum, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, lime juice, orgeat syrup, and rock candy syrup.
- 2 oz Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Dark Jamaican Rum
- 1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 1/4 oz orgeat syrup
- 1/4 oz rock candy syrup
- Combine rum, dry curaçao, lime juice, orgeat syrup, rock candy syrup, and cubed ice into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously (and we mean VIGOROUSLY, it truly makes the difference between a good Mai Tai and a great Mai Tai).
- Strain into an old fashioned glass over shaved ice.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Sugar: 30g
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Olivia co-founded Make Drinks in 2013 and serves as its Coffee and Cocktails editor … yes, incongruous competing categories for sure. However, bartending her way through college while obtaining a Bachelor’s in Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley left her abundantly prepared for this position. Oh, and two kids in tow. Coffee in the morning, cocktails at night … Ponce de León never knew the elusive fountain was so close.