House of Coco writer Rachel McAlley was introduced to ‘World Mai Tai Day’ (30th August) only very recently, and she is pleased to be able to tell you how to make the perfect Mai Tai cocktail using the fabulous independent drinks brand That Boutique-y Rum.

But first, here is a little insight to the special blends behind That Boutique-y Rum Company.

Signature Blend #1

The first release from That Boutique-y Rum Company’s Signature Blend range is fruity, grassy and funky. Developed with Pete Holland, global brand ambassador (aka That Floating Rum Shack), this particular expression is made with a combination of unaged rum from Martinique and some particularly funky rum from Jamaica. Crisp orchard and ripe tropical fruits are at the forefront of this rum, making it the perfect ingredient in the likes of a Daiquiri or a Mai Tai.

Signature Blend #2

The second Signature Blend from That Boutique-y Rum Company makes a mouthwatering Mai Tai. Created again with Pete Holland, this terrific expression is made from a rich Guyanese rum and some wonderfully funky Jamaican rums, resulting in a flavour profile you’ll want to return to again and again.

Mai Tai Recipe

25ml/1oz Signature Blend #1 That Boutique-y Rum
25ml/1oz Signature Blend #2 That Boutique-y Rum
25ml/1oz freshly squeezed lime juice
12.5ml/0.5oz Orgeat
12.5ml/0.5oz Triple Sec
Ice cubes
Half lime shell
Sprig rosemary

Mai Tai Method

Combine all ingredients into a shaker, add a large handful of cubed ice, shake hard to mix and combine, and pour all into a double rocks glass. Garnish with half lime shell and sprig of rosemary.

To buy That Boutique-y Rum visit, priced at £25.95 for Signature Blend #1, £30.95 for Signature Blend #2.


A veteran in global travel, Rachel also loves to explore hidden gems on home turf. She’s a writing connoisseur of Britain’s best hotels, luxury beauty products, and UK food and drink launches.

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