While there’s bound to be a play on this tiki standard featured on the menu at Paul McGee’s mirage come-to-life in Logan Square, you can order the classic version from the well-versed bar staff’s second “secret” menu any day of the week. Served in Lost Lake’s own custom glassware (available for $15 if you’d like to take it home), this Mai Tai proves why it's become a tropical staple. The heady combination of orange liqueur and lime juice conceals the strength of the rum, so sip slowly—this drink packs a punch. —Rebecca Skoch
Packed with rum and citrus, this refreshing cocktail is the perfect escape from the mundane. Whether it's 90 degrees and the middle of summer or below zero and the depths of winter, you can find great mai tais at some of the city's best cocktail bars to help you sip your worries away.
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