Three Dots and a Dash‘s Beverage Director Kevin Beary is sharing a recipe for the signature 1944 Trader Vic Mai Tai made with Aged Jamaican Rum, Martinique Rhum Agricole, Dry Curacao, Lime, Almond Orgeat, Jamaican Overproof Float.

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Three Dots Mai Tai

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Recipe: 1944 Trader Vic Mai Tai

Serving Size: 1 cocktail


1 oz. aged Jamaican rum
1 oz. 100-proof blanc rhum agricole
½ oz. dry curaçao
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. Almond Orgeat
Jamaican overproof float (optional)
Bouquet of mint, for garnish 



  1. Build the cocktail in a double rocks glass; add crushed ice until the drink fills the glass. Swizzle the cocktail until it’s homogeneous (becomes opaque). 
  2. Garnish with a bouquet of mint. 
  3. Add a float of funky Jamaican overproof (optional; it’s not considered traditional but adds an extra flare).