Pedestrian Mai Tai in the Crosswalk

The Pedestrian Mai Tai in the Crosswalk is colorful but not fancy.

Continuing with the success of the Pedestrian Mai Tai, we bring you the Pedestrian Mai Tai in the Crosswalk. It’s only slightly more complicated.

Our supplies were limited yesterday, hence the two-ingredient Pedestrian Mai Tai. Today, we went shopping and were able to add an additional juice: tangerine. The drink became sweeter, and more citrusy.

I actually prefer the original, for two reasons. One, Mark – my co-bartender and inventor of this family of cocktails – makes them better than I do. He made last night’s drink, and tonight’s went off the rails a bit under my guidance. Two, there’s something about the way the raspberry in particular combined with the inherent sweetness in the rum. But this one tasted more like a classic Mai Tai.

We couldn’t resist the word play in the title. Sorry!


  • Spiced Rum

  • Cranberry-Raspberry Juice

  • Tangerine Juice


  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Pour rum until nearly the halfway point.
  • Add Cranberry-Raspberry Juice until you have about 3/4 inch space at the top of the glass.
  • Top off with Tangerine Juice and stir, if desired.
Enjoyed on September 21, 2021

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