The Mordechai Mai Tai: A Purim Cocktail

Deborah Rood Goldman
Recipe by
Deborah Rood Goldman

Purim is a happy holiday that affirms Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. We’ve imagined what each character in the Book of Esther might have imbibed on such a happy occasion. Which Purim cocktail resembles who you’d be in the Purim story?

The Mordechai Mai Tai is, like its namesake, steady with fortitude. Learn more about Mordechai and the other characters in the Purim story, then find your drink... or try the whole M’gillahL’chaim!

½ oz. rum
½ oz. Grand Marnier (or cream of coconut, if making non-alcoholic)
½ oz. amaretto (or flavored sparkling water, if making non-alcoholic)
3 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. lime juice
1 pineapple wedge
  1. Fill a hurricane glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add the rum, Grand Marnier, amaretto, pineapple juice, and lime juice to a shaker.
  3. Shake the mixture for 5 to 10 seconds.
  4. Pour the drink into the glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Find additional cocktails for your holiday celebration, one for each character in the Purim story.