Summer Monday. Summer Mondaaaay. On one hand, it’s summer and on the other hand, it’s freaking Monday! Fortunately, I’ve got something really cool to share with y’all on this paradoxical day of the week!
Behold: L’Orgeat Almond Liqueur!
As a Tiki fanatic, I was a bit skeptical but I’m really digging this stuff. Made from California Almonds, it’s 20% ABV, has the viscosity of a really great Orgeat, a nice amount of Orange Flower Water, and really really works in a Mai Tai!
Like, I was shocked how well it worked in a Mai Tai! SHOCKED I SAY!
L’Orgeat provided me with a lil booklet of recipes (how thoughtful!) including one for a Mai Tai. The recipe called for “Jamaican Rum” so I used my fave Denizen Merchant’s Reserve 8 Year Rum. I’m also obsessed with this Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, so boop, it went into the drink. They suggest using Smith & Cross as a float and gurrrrrrrrrl, it was goood.
L’Orgeat Mai Tai
- 1 1/2 oz Jamaican Rum (Denizen Merchant’s Reserve Rum is killer)
- 1/2 oz L’Orgeat Liqueur
- 1/2 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
- 3/4 oz Lime Juice
- Garnish: Lime shell with Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum, Mint Sprig
Combine ingredients over crushed ice and short shake. Dump contents of shaker (ice and all) into chilled Double rocks glass. Plop your Lime shell in there, add some Smith & Cross to the shell, and a Mint Sprig. Whenever you feel like dunking your Smith & Cross into the drink, dooooo it.
Btw, this Rum and this Curaçao are BEST FRIENDS y’all! BEST FRIENDS!
A million hot-as-hell Mai Tai cheers to all y’all and I totally recommend L’Orgeat for all your future Mai Tais!