Mai Tai Recipe

The Best Mai Tai Drink Recipe



If you are looking for the best Mai Tai recipe, you have come to the right place. A Mai Tai drink is the quintessential Hawaiian drink. Yum! Try one at your Hawaiian luau, party or simply a wonderful reminder of your Hawaiian trip.

Mai Tai Recipes origin

The traditional Mai Tai cocktail was originated by Trader Vic's and to this day they claim that if your recipe for Mai Tai contains any orange juice or pineapple juice it isn't authentic. Of course if you have had a Mai Tai in Hawaii you have probably had one of those versions and I have to say they are goooood. Anyway, you do have some choices.

Mai Tai Ingredients for several great Recipes

Traditional Trader Vic's recipe from 1944

(prior to coming to Hawaii)2 ounces RumJuice from 1 lime1/2 oz Orange Curacao1/4 oz Rock Candy Syrup1/2 oz Orgeat SyrupShake well with iceAdd sprig of mintShake over ice and serve with an orange, pineapple or lime garnish

To update this you can simply delete the Rock Candy Syrup

Fruity version

(if you dare)Want something that is fruity and really reminds you of Hawaii. Go ahead and be adventurous… add some pineapple and orange.

3 oz Rum (may mix light and dark)3/4 oz Triple SecJuice of 1/2 limeJuice of 1/4 orangeJuice of 1/2 lemon2 pz Pineapple juice1-2 tsp sugar optional for additional sweetness.

Shake over ice and serve with an orange, pineapple or lime garnish

Mango Mai Tai

Want a Mai Tai turned up? This mango recipe really helps with the tropical flair.

1 1/2 oz Mango Rum1/4 oz Orgeat Syrup1/2 oz pineapple juice1/2 oz lime juice1/4 oz grenadine Shake over ice and serve with an orange, pineapple or lime garnish

Virgin Mai Tai

A great recipe for those who really enjoy the drink but aren't interested in the alcohol. Also a wonderful choice for a fruity concoction for kids.

6 ounces orange juice6 ounces pineapple juicejuice of 1/2 limedash of grenadinedash of Orgeat Syrup

Shake over ice and serve with an orange, pineapple or lime garnish

If you are trying to recreate your Hawaii wedding drinks, be sure to try one of these. They will bring back some good memories. Most of the restaurants, clubs and hotels have their own versions but they are all similar.

A great Mai Tai recipe is a staple for any tropical themed party. These should provide you with enough variation that everyone should be happy!

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