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Last Rites’ Mai Tai

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Cashew orgeat makes for an extra rich take on the classic.

In the house Mai Tai at Last Rites in San Francisco, a cashew orgeat brings an extra-creamy nuttiness to the drink.


  • 1 oz. Martinique rhum
  • 1 oz. Jamaican rum
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. dry curaçao
  • ½ oz. toasted cashew orgeat
  • Tools:shaker
  • Glass:double Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:orange wheel, mint sprig and fresh sugarcane stick


Shake all of the ingredients together in a shaker with a scoop of cubed ice and a scoop of crushed ice. Pour the contents into a double Old Fashioned glass and garnish.

Toasted Cashew Orgeat: Toast ¼ lb. of cashews until golden brown. Chop the nuts, then add them to 1 cup of simple syrup (1:1). Let the mixture steep overnight and strain out the nuts out before using. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


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