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Sparkling Mai Tai

4 Servings

Hands-on Time
10 mins

Chill Time
1 hr

Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

This recipe comes from Martin Cate, owner of Smuggler’s Cove bar in San Francisco.

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Photo: Iain Bagwell
 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

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


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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 209Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g0%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 1.3mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%

Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.