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Sparkling Mai Tai

Photo: Iain Bagwell
Hands-on time 10 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Total time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield Serves 4
This recipe comes from Martin Cate, owner of Smuggler's Cove bar in San Francisco.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per drink.

Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco