The Fly Tai is a modern twist on the classic Mai Tai cocktail, combining elements of the Mai Tai and the Paper Plane. The Mai Tai is a tropical, rum-based cocktail that originated in the 1940s and consists of rum, orange liqueur, lime juice, and almond syrup. The Paper Plane is a more recent creation, invented by bartender Sam Ross in 2007, and consists of equal parts bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, and lemon juice.
To make a Fly Tai, the ingredients of both cocktails are combined in a shaker and shaken with ice. The resulting drink is a balanced and complex mix of tropical fruit flavors from the Mai Tai and the spicy, herbal notes of the Paper Plane. The Fly Tai is usually served over ice in a rocks glass and is garnished with a twist of lemon or orange peel. It is popular for those looking for a refreshing and sophisticated twist on the classic Mai Tai.
Combine all ingredients in a shaking tin over ice. Hard shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a grapefruit peel.
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