Monkey Pod Mai Tai Recipe: Crafting Sunshine in a Glass

Table of Contents


  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz orange liqueur (such as triple sec or Cointreau)
  • 1/2 oz orgeat syrup
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Pineapple wedge and mint sprig for garnish


Prepare Your Glassware:

Choose a tiki or rocks glass for serving.

Fill the glass with crushed ice to chill it while you prepare the cocktail.

Combine Ingredients:

In a cocktail shaker, add the light rum, dark rum, fresh lime juice, orange liqueur, orgeat syrup, and simple syrup.Fill the shaker with ice.

Shake It Up:

Securely place the lid on the shaker and shake the ingredients vigorously for about 10-15 seconds.

This not only chills the ingredients but also incorporates air, giving the cocktail a nice froth.

Strain into Glass:

Discard the ice from the chilled glass.

Using a Hawthorne strainer or the shaker’s built-in strainer, pour the cocktail into the prepared glass.

Top with Crushed Ice:

Fill the glass to the top with additional crushed ice. This not only keeps the drink cold but adds a visually appealing element.


Garnish your Monkey Pod Mai Tai with a pineapple wedge and a sprig of fresh mint. The vibrant colors and aromas enhance the overall drinking experience.

Serve and Enjoy:

Present your crafted Monkey Pod Mai Tai to eager guests and savor the tropical flavors that transport you to an island paradise.

Optional: Customize to Taste:

Feel free to adjust the sweetness or tartness by tweaking the amount of simple syrup or lime juice.

Experiment with different rum varieties to find the combination that suits your taste buds.

This Monkey Pod Mai Tai recipe is a delightful balance of citrusy, nutty, and rum flavors that will surely bring sunshine to any occasion. Cheers!

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