The Mai Tai is one of the most iconic cocktails globally and a favorite of many drink connoisseurs. The original recipe is a simple mix of rum, lime juice, orgeat syrup, Curacao, and mint. The ingredients are varied and, depending on the recipe, can be sweet or sour. Regardless of what ingredients are added, you’re sure to find a good Mai Tai recipe. The traditional Mai Tai is a sweet, boozy drink made with lemon juice and orgeat.
The traditional version is tart, while modern versions are sweeter. Most tiki bars have adapted the original recipe to be sweeter.