Appleton Estate Mai Tai

Appleton Estate Mai Tai


  • ice cubes
  • 60ml Appleton Estate Rum 8-Year-Old Reserve
  • 15ml fresh lime juice
  • 15ml orange curacao
  • 15ml orgeat (almond) syrup
  • lime wedge, to garnish
  • mint sprig, to garnish
This elegant, tropical cocktail magnifies the flavour profile of Appleton Estate 8-Year-Old Reserve Rum. Serves 1.

The legend says that the Mai Tai was originally created in 1944 with Appleton Estate 17 Year Old (J.Wray & Nephew at the time) by Victor Bergeron, who wanted to create a cocktail for a friend from Tahiti.

After just one sip, the friend exclaimed “Maitai roa ae!” which means “out of this world, the best!”.

The name stuck and the Mai Tai became so successful that stocks of both the 17- and 15-year-old J.Wray & Nephew rum were quickly exhausted.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice (crushed and cubes).
  2. Shake until chilled, then pour into an old-fashioned glass.
  3. Garnish with one lime wedge and a fresh mint sprig.

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