MT Desert Beach

MT (Mai Tai) Desert Beach

This is Doctor Jack’s ode to the classic Tiki Bar Gods Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber and their Mai Tais.


1 1/2 Part Dry White Rum (Flor de Cana, Pirat)

1 1/2 Part Medium Bodied Rum (Appleton Estate)

3/4 Part Curacao (Senior Curacao is best) or you can substitute Cointreau or Grand Marnier

3/4 Part Fresh Lime Juice

3/4 Part Prickly Pear Juice

3/4 Part Orgeat (Almond syrup, Torani makes a good and easy one to find)

1/2 Part John Taylor’s Velvet Falernum (Lime Liqueur

Combine all the ingredients into a shaker and shake it like you mean it. Strain into a short cocktail glass, with ice. Squeeze an orange wedge into it and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Smooth and far more sophisticated a taste than the name would imply. But watch it, this is a strong drink.