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

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  • 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


  1. 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).
  2. 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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last updated July 2, 2018

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  7. Gabyposted October 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm Reply

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

    Rating: 5