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Mai Tai

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Mai Tai is a breathtakingly complex rum cocktail, featuring rum, orange liqueur, and fancy almond syrup

When Trader Vic developed the cocktail in 1944, it was a simple drink highlighting the pungent flavor of a 17-year-old Jamaican rum. One of his visiting Tahitian friends enjoyed the cocktail so much that one said, "Maita'i roa a'e!" as in "out of this world!" Bergeron called his new cocktail "Mai Tai," as in "the best.".

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  1. Place the aged rum, orange liqueur, lime juice, and orgeat syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until cold.
  2. Strain the drink into an ice-filled glass. Top with the dark rum. Garnish with fresh mint, a lime wedge, cocktail cherry and pineapple slice.

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