Chai Tai

This delightfully complex Mai Tai riff is tropical yet also cozy, balancing pineapple with warming chai-spices. Thanks to these diverse flavors, it's perfect for sipping year-round!


  • Few big ice cubes
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz Chai Spiced Rum
  • 0.5 oz orange liqueur
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • Thin slice of pineapple for garnish


  1. In a cocktail mixing glass, mix up the middle layer: pineapple juice, chai-spiced rum, and orange liqueur.
  2. Add a few big ice cubes to a glass. This needs to be done first so as not to disturb your layers!
  3. Pour the cranberry juice into the bottom of your glass, being careful not to splash on the sides.
  4. Very gently, float the pineapple-rum-orange mixture over the cranberry juice (see recommendations above and in various places online for ideas about how to do this).
  5. Finally, and again very gently, float about an ounce of dark rum over the top... or a bit more, I won't tell.
  6. Garnish with a slice of pineapple.