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Rye Tai crafted by melscraftcocktails

Rye Tai crafted by melscraftcocktails

Embrace the bold flavors of rye whiskey with this delightful twist on the classic Mai Tai. The Rye Tai brings a robust kick to your tropical cravings, perfectly blending the spicy notes of rye with the sweetness of pineapple and the tartness of lemon.

Rye Tai Cocktail Recipe


  • 2 oz rye whiskey (Recommended: Ruddell’s Mill Whiskey)
  • 3/4 oz orgeat syrup (Almond flavored syrup)
  • 3/4 oz pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • Aromatic bitters, for topping
  • Garnish: fresh mint and a maraschino cherry


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the rye whiskey, orgeat syrup, pineapple juice, and lemon juice.
  2. Fill the shaker with ice to cool the ingredients as you shake.
  3. Shake vigorously until the mixture is well-chilled.
  4. Strain the chilled cocktail into a snifter filled with crushed ice.
  5. Carefully float a few dashes of aromatic bitters on top of the drink.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a maraschino cherry for a pop of color and an extra touch of sweetness.
  7. Serve with an imPASTA straw, perfect for sipping this refreshing mix while staying eco-friendly.

This cocktail is an excellent choice for those who appreciate the complexity of whiskey but want something lighter and fruitier for the summer months. The Rye Tai offers a refreshing escape with every sip, where the spiciness of the rye beautifully contrasts the sweet and tart flavors of the mixers.

Whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a festive gathering, the Rye Tai is sure to impress with its unique blend of flavors and its visually appealing presentation. It's not just a drink; it's a statement of sophistication and environmental consciousness, especially when served with imPASTA straws. Enjoy the depth of rye and the vibrancy of tropical fruits in one exquisite cocktail!

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