Mai Tai

The classic Mai Tai. Jennifer Gauthier photo

A classic from the tiki-culture pantheon.

• 1.5 oz aged rum such as Mount Gay Eclipse
• 0.5 oz Cointreau
• 1.5 oz orgeat
• 1 oz lime juice

Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 12 to 15 seconds. Strain into rocks glass or tiki mug. Add crushed ice and garnish with fresh mint, and if you like, a brandied cherry and edible flower. Serves 1.

—Photographed at the TIKI BAR at The Waldorf

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