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Tai Du Mai From Roquette

Roquette Cocktail

roquetteFor his French-inflected cocktail bar Roquette, Erik Hakkinen spins the classic Mai Tai in a Gallic direction using Cognac to balance overproof Jamaican rum.

1 oz. Cognac
1 oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. overproof Jamaican rum
½ oz. pineapple syrup 
¼ oz. orgeat
¼ oz. triple sec
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: Collins
Garnish: mint bouquet

Briefly shake all of the ingredients with ice, then strain into a glass filled with pebble-size crushed ice, and garnish.

Erik Hakkinen, Roquette, Seattle

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