Orchard Mai Tai
This variation on the classic rum cocktail uses Augustum liqueur, adding subtle flavors of apple, cinnamon, and cherry.
- 1 1/4 oz aged rum (I used Appleton Estate)
- 1 oz Augustum liqueur
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 oz orgeat
- 1/4 oz Cherry Heering (You could substitute another cherry liqueur)
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with a couple of pieces of ice.
Shake until the ice dissolves, then open pour into a double rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
Stir, top with more crushed ice, then garnish with a sprig of mint.
Orgeat is an almond and orange blossom flavored syrup used in many classic cocktails. You can purchase high quality orgeat from brands like Liber & Co. If you'd like to make you own instead, visit my Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups for full recipe details!
Cheery Heering is a cherry liqueur featured in many famous cocktails like the Singapore Sling. For this recipe, you can substitute with another high quality liqueur if you're not able to find this specific brand.