Make this: The Cloak Bar's Minor Swing

A mai tai meets a piña colada in the Minor Swing recipe, a toasty cocktail from the Cloak Bar that reminds us of summer days.

The Minor Swing cocktail recipe from the Cloak Bar

Serves 1

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

“A long walk between a mai tai and a piña colada that packs a ton of bright yet toasty notes that are still holding onto summer days. The perfect drink for a snowy night in to reminisce about summer vacations and tropical dreams. Let this drink take you on an adventure beyond the firewood and fallen leaves.”

– Farzam Fallah, the Cloak Bar


  • 1 ½ oz Banks 5 Island Rum
  • ¼ oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz pandan and oat orgeat
  • ¾ oz lime juice
  • 4 dashes ginger bitters

Pandan and oat orgeat

  • 500 g oat milk
  • 500 g white sugar
  • 25 g pandan leaves, chopped
  • 5 g lime leaves


Pandan and oat orgeat

  1. Mix together the oat milk, sugar and pandan leaves in a sauce pot and bring to a simmer.
  2. Simmer on low for 1 minute and remove from heat. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Using an immersion blender, blend the cooked mixture while adding the lime leaves to the slightly cooled mixture.
  4. Strain through a fine sieve and leave in the refrigerator.

Minor Swing

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker tin and shake dry.
  2. Pour over pebble ice. Garnish with a freshly bruised lime leaf and candied ginger.