Sparkling Mai Tai

Sparkling Mai TaiRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell
This recipe comes from Martin Cate, owner of Smuggler's Cove bar in San Francisco.


Serves 4
Total time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 209
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Protein 0.2 g
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Sodium 1.3 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons orgeat
1/4 cup orange liqueur such as Gran Gala or Grand Marnier
2 tablespoons Lemon Hart 151 rum or El Dorado 12 Year Old rum
1/4 cup Appleton Estate Extra 12 Year Old rum
2 cups blanc de blancs sparkling wine, preferably from California
1 firm lime, chilled
4 small sprigs mint


1. Pour lime juice, orgeat, orange liqueur, and rums into a glass measuring cup. Stir and chill at least 1 hour.

2. Divide rum mixture between 4 chilled Champagne flutes and top each with 1/2 cup sparkling wine. Cut 4 spirals of zest from lime (use a 1-hole bartender's zester or a sharp knife) and put a spiral in each drink along with a mint sprig.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per drink.