Mai Tai - Appleton Estate

The Weekly Cocktail Recipe: Appleton Estate Mai Tai

An authentic Jamaican rum made in the Nassau Valley, Appleton Estate rums are produced on the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica, in continuous production. Having crafted rums for more than 265 years, Appleton Estate also produces one of the few rums in the world to claim a terroir. From the selection of sugarcane varieties grown on the Estate, to the natural culture of yeast used in fermentation; through to the distillation and blending methods, these Jamaican rums are truly unique.

Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old, for instance, is an expression of the Master Blender’s craft, using hand-selected golden rums, all aged for a minimum of 12 years – ultimately producing a rum with smooth, robust character. A superlative sipping rum also well-suited to elegant cocktails such as this tropical Mai Tai: an ideal drink to observe National Rum Day on Thursday August 16th.


50ml Appleton Estate Rare Blend

25ml fresh lime juice

12ml Orange Curacao

12ml Orgeat

12ml sugar syrup

A sprig of mint

Lime wedge


Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. 

Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.

Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old is available from The Whisky Exchange, RRP £35.55.


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