Our resident mixologist Erin Hawley is back with this weekend’s cocktail, the Mexican Mai Tai.
MEXICAN MAI TAI
A twist on the classic Mai Tai cocktail that is a little less sweet than the original, and incorporates tequila.
It’s citrusy, bright, and refreshing. A great way to kick off the weekend!
Mexican Mai Tai
- 1.5 oz Resposado Tequila
- .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- .5 oz Orange Curacao (I like to use Cointreau Noir)
- .5 oz Orgeat*
- Citrus Salt
- To make citrus salt, grate the zest of an orange and a lime with a microplane. Stir the zest into salt and let it sit for 10 minutes (to allow the oils from the citrus to coat the salt).
- Rim a rocks glass with the citrus salt. Shake the tequila, lime, curacao, and orgeat with ice and strain over ice into the salted glass.
*Small Hand Foods makes a nice orgeat.
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