Double fantasy. (pictured left)Gather Journal Mai Tai Cocktail
Even those with the most conservative palates at the table will abandon their inhibitions at the bar. The Lunar Tidepool by Sam Anderson, beverage director at Mission Chinese, whose fantasy lies in its inventive flavors, and L.A. bartender Gabriella Mlynarczyk’s halo halo-inspired take on a Mai Tai, are an invitation to do just that.
makes 1 cocktail (pictured left)
Shake all ingredients in a shaker without ice for 5 seconds. Pour over crushed ice. Garnish how you see fit.
*Orgeat: Blend 1 (8 oz) can condensed coconut milk, 1 cup boiling water, ½ cup simple syrup, ½ oz orange flower water, ½ oz vodka and 1 Tbsp 5-spice powder in a blender on high for 30 seconds. Chill completely.