With the warmer weather and eating outside more often, I like to mix things up and make fun cocktails when possible. With this in mind, I asked my friend and super mixologist Todd Maul what he’s been drinking during quarantine.
Todd’s been drinking two drinks – a Mai Tai and a Negroni. His recipes are below! I hope they inspire you too.
Mai Tai Recipe
Todd says the trick to a good Mai Tai is finding a good orgeat recipe.
- 2 1/2 ounces of rum – he recommends equal parts dark and aged
- 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 ounce orange clement shrub – triple sec works too
- 1/2 ounce orgeat syrup
Mix all the ingredients and enjoy with a garnish like the one pictured above!
Mix equal parts:
- Sweet Vermouth
- finish with an orange twist
According to Todd, the trick to this drink is matching up your vermouth with your gin. Use a softer vermouth, Lustau or Dolin, with less aggressive gins. Use Carpano Vermouth with more aggressive gins.
As always, please drink responsibly, stay healthy and be well.
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