Since there's really no better accessory than a cocktail in your hand, each week Jackalope Ranch brings you a tasty adult beverage from one of our favorite drinking establishments, complete with recipe. This week: The Mai Tai at Trader Vic's.
(recipe after the jump)
1 oz. dark rum
1 oz. light rum
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. orange curacao
1/4 oz. orgeat syrup
1/4 oz. simple syrup
Optional garnish: fresh sprigs of mint, lime, and fruits-on-a-stick like pineapple and maraschino cherries
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Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Give it a vigorous couple of shakes and strain into a tumbler filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and as many fruity accessories as you like. Light a tiki torch or two, put on some island jams, and enjoy.