The Mai Tai is a tropical classic. Full of rum and pineapple with a hint of citrus, the Mai Tai rarely disappoints. In honor of this timeless beverage, we wanted to make a version for the 21st century! By adding hibiscus and thyme, our version is fresh and sweet, but still manages to pack a punch.
For the Modern Mai Tai, you’ll need:
- Light rum
- Pineapple juice
- Hibiscus flowers in syrup
Step one: rum
First, add in two ounces of rum and one ounce of lemon juice into a glass of crushed ice.
Step two: pineapple
Then, fill the rest of the glass with pineapple juice and sprinkle in some thyme.
Step three: hibiscus and honey
Now, add in a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of hibiscus syrup.
Step four: garnish
Finally, it’s time to garnish. Add a hibiscus flower, a lemon curl, and a sprig of lime to your cocktail—you can even add an umbrella if you’re feeling extra festive!