bitter mai tai

This winter left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. The cold, the dark, the politics…

But sometimes, bitter is better — like when you make a spin on a classic mai tai with the bold bitterness of Campari.

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It doesn’t seem like it would work, does it? But then again, some of my favorite tiki drinks have had some ingredient that was completely unexpected.

In this case, the Campari adds a welcome note of bitterness to what is otherwise a tasty, but rather sweet cocktail.

bitter mai tai
recipe by Jeremy Oertel at Dram

1 1/2 ounces Campari
3/4 ounce rum
1/2 ounce Curaçao
1 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce orgeat

Shake, strain over crushed ice in a rocks glass.

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