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Mexican Mai Tai

Our resident mixologist Erin Hawley is back with this weekend’s cocktail, the Mexican Mai Tai.

Mexican Mai Tai #cocktails

Erin Hawley


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

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
A citrusy, refreshing twist on the classic Mai Tai cocktail that is a little less sweet than the original, and incorporates tequila.
Servings: 1 drink


  • 1 1/2 ounces resposado tequila
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange curacao I like to use Cointreau Noir
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat see notes
  • 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.


Serving: 1drink, Calories: 183kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 2mg, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin C: 6.4mg
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier

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8 comments on “Mexican Mai Tai”

  1. Delicious

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  8. Have to try this asap! Totally my kind of cocktail!