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This Take on a Mai Tai Is More Goth Than You'll Ever Be

The cocktail equivalent of a studded choker worn in the Bahamas.

by Munchies Staff
Aug 14 2017, 7:00pm

The Mai Tai is a good cocktail. Hell, some might even be so bold as to say it's great, but sometimes you want a drink that's just a bit less Jimmy Buffet kayak fishing in some Old Navy jorts and a bit more Jimmy Buffet moodily staring off into the distance while sporting fishnet gloves, knee-high boots, and a clip-on nose ring.

Luckily, the Beach Goth just so happens to be that cocktail.

Flipping tiki drinks on their pseudo-Polynesian head, the Beach Goth takes everything great about the mai tai and corrupts it. First, we swap out the rum for whiskey and add some Brazilian banana liqueur. Then, we add some bitter notes with Ramazzotti and cacao.

RECIPE: Beach Goth

Light some candles, put on a bit of Claire's black nail polish, and drink a Beach Goth as you listlessly stare into the inky black void that is your shattered soul. Trust us, you'll never long for the days of Hot Topic again.