Some days are just Mai Tai days. That's a fact. Mai Tais are my sushi drink, but recently I thought it would be fun to try to create my own recipe at home without a store-bought mix, of course. What's funny is that there are approximately 1 million different ways to make a Mai Tai. I guess that's probably true with most recipes. I had a lot of fun playing around with this recipe this past week until I found my ideal version. If you know another trick or secret ingredient, I'm all ears. :)Cinnamon Mai Tai, serves one
Half and half
Cocktail recipe: In a shaker combine 1.5 ounces light rum, 1.5 ounces dark rum, 1/2 a tablespoon grenadine syrup, 1 cup pineapple juice, a splash of half and half (literally just a tiny splash—this is what gives it the pretty creamy color, and it will not affect the flavor at all), a splash of sour mix (recipe below), the juice of half a lime and a dash of cinnamon. Add ice and shake. Serve with a little ice and garnish with a lime slice and a dash of cinnamon on the top. Enjoy!
Sour Mix Recipe: To make homemade sour mix just combine equal parts lemon juice, water and sugar on the stove top and simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved. I think this sour mix is a million times tastier than the store bought kind, and it's a little more tart as well. You can use the rest to make homemade Whiskey Sours. ;)I hope you enjoy it! I think it's the perfect recipe for a bummer day, a little celebration and everything in between I suppose. Hope you had a killer weekend. xo. Elsie