Mai Tai Spritz

We love a good Mai Tai – but with two types of rum, it’s nothing we’d serve at, say, a brunch. Enter the Mai Tai Spritz, a genius adaptation from Martin Cate at Smuggler’s Cove. Cate takes out one of the rums, and lengthens the drink with a little bubbly. It’s tremendously drinkable, and really highlights the lovely flavors of curaçao and orgeat.

The Smuggler’s Cove recipe specifically calls for Champagne, but you can use any sparkling wine that suits your fancy. Since there’s only one rum here to carry the drink, make sure it’s a good one! Cate uses Denizen Merchant’s Reserve Rum, and we love it with Appleton Estate Reserve Rum.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake everything (except the sparkling wine) with ice, and strain into an ice-filled tall glass. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a lime wheel and a sprig of mint.

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