Cocktail How To: the Mai Tai

Mai Tai 6
Mai Tai 6

Before Piña Coladas, the Mai Tai was the original tropical escape cocktail. Here, Mashia Baldwin of Behind the Wood Consulting guides you in the latest in our series of step-by-step cocktail tutorials. You will learn how to make this delicious tiki drink (in this version she uses Bacardí 8 aged rum, which won a silver medal in the 2014 New York International Spirits Competition) in your own home bar, including how to listen while you shake to know when the ice has done its job, and how to properly strain your drink for the ultimate serve. After some practice, you'll be able to add this essential cocktail to your repertoire and provide yourself with a little escape to the tropics any time of year!

Cheers and happy shaking!