Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rum Cocktails


At Nine Mile Station in Atlanta, bar manager Randy Hayden’s winterized version of the Mai Tai uses dark rum instead of white for a richer, fuller flavor and apricot liqueur rather than banana.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “Can the Classic Drinks of Summer Be Transformed for Winter? Yes. And This Is How.”


  • 1 1/2 oz Plantation dark rum
  • 1/2 oz Fernet-Branca liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Combier apricot liqueur
  • 1 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Orange juice
  • 1/2 oz Pineapple juice
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: Quarter orange wheel
  • Garnish: Brandied cherry


  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a Collins glass or Tiki mug over ice.

  3. Garnish with a quarter orange wheel and brandied cherry.