Mai Tai recipe

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Pour light rum, creme de almond and triple sec, in order, into a collins glass. Almost fill with equal parts of sweet and sour mix and pineapple juice. Add dark rum, a large straw, and serve unstirred.

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posted by Jeffrey @ 10:00AM, 4/27/06

This is a good recipe if you are trying to get sorority girls drunk on something incredibly sweet. If you care about taste, go for:

* 1 ounce light rum
* 1 ounce gold rum
* 1/2 ounce orange curaíƒÂ§ao
* 1/2 ounce Orgeat (Almond Syrup)
* 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
* 1 ounce dark rum
The real Mai Tai

posted by kainalu @ 09:29PM, 5/25/06

The real mai tai has 5 tropical juices and rum.
Are you all crazy?

posted by cha cha @ 11:35PM, 7/04/06

A real Mai Tai is (to quote the inventor)

2 ounces 17-year-old J. Wray Nephew Jamaican rum
1/2 ounce French Garnier Orgeat
1/2 ounce Holland DeKuyper Orange Curacao
1/4 ounce Rock Candy Syrup
juice from one fresh lime

Hand shake and garnish with half of the lime shell inside the drink and float a sprig of fresh mint at the edge of the glass.

The one I currently am making is pretty damn good and is as so:

1 ounce Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
1 ounce Cruzan Black Strap Rum
1/2 ounce Torani Orgeat
1/2 ounce Bols Orange Curacao
1/4 ounce Rock Candy Syrup (homemade)
juice from one fresh lime

Hand shake, pour over crushed ice, and garnish with half of the lime shell inside the drink and float a sprig of fresh mint at the edge of the glass.
Bad drunkard!

posted by Chip and Andy @ 06:05PM, 7/11/06

There is no Pineapple juice in a Mai Tai! A real Mai Tai is served in a double-old fashioned glass and is;

1 oz Fresh Lime
1/4 oz Orgeat
1/4 oz Triple Sec or Cointreau
1/4 oz Sugar Syrup
1 1/2 oz Jamaican Rum
1 1/2 oz Martinique Rum

Shake and pour into double-old fashon glass full of crushed ice. Garnish with pineapple wedge, cherry, and mint.

Enjoy the "Real Taste of the Tropics!
The only mai tai recipe comes from the man who invented it

posted by Ahu @ 11:23AM, 7/13/06

Victor Bergeron aka Trader Vic

A proper Mai Tai:

1oz Jamaican rum (Appleton Estate is good)
1oz Martinique rum (Rhum St. James is good)
1/2 oz orange curacao (not the blue stuff)
1/4 oz Orgeat syrup (not creme de almond)
1/4 oz sugar syrup (and Vic puts a little vanilla in his)
the juice of one small lime (3/4 oz approx.)

Shake with crushed ice, serve in a rocks glass, garnish with a mint sprig, one pineapple spear, and a cocktail cherry.

And yes, it must have the mint garnish to be a mai tai.

No float of dark rum. No 5 tropical fruit juices. No grenadine. No umbrella. No pineapple juice. No sour mix.

Please stop making Trader Vic roll over in his grave.
One juice only

posted by comquest @ 11:44AM, 8/04/06

The real mai tai contains only one juice: lime. Vic Bergeron invented the drink in 1944. If it contains any other juices, it's not real. This recipe is close to his original, except his uses the juice of one lime.

posted by Drink Up @ 08:50AM, 9/08/06

1 oz light rum
1 oz gold rum
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz orange Curacao (sub almond syrup)
splash grenadine
juice of 1/2 lime or splash of roses lime juice
1 oz orange juice
1 oz pineapple juice
splash of dark rum

Mix all ingredients (except for dark rum) in a martini shaker with 1 cup ice. Pour into a tall glass over fresh ice, garnish pineapple wedge. Add splash of dark rum.

posted by Candace @ 02:17PM, 12/08/06

Love it!

posted by Flamingo @ 05:43AM, 4/04/07

Nice to that the war is in full swing. There should be no pineapple juice in a real Mai Tai. I find that it makes a wonderful drink when you do use it but this is not a real Mai Tai. Check the original recipe that "Are you all crazy?" has posted and work from that. I think you'll find that Vic's original recipe makes for a phenomenal drink. It well worth a try.

Then we of cause have the controversy over who actually invented the Mai Tai. Trader Vic won the case in court but some claim that he later admitted that Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt aka Donn Beach aka Don The Beachcomber invented the drink in 1933. this recipe is very different from Vic's Mai Tai and I'm not that sure that it was this drink the Trader referred to in his confessions.

Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai
1 1/2 oz Myer's Plantation Rum
1 oz Cuban Rum
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 oz Flaernum
1/2 oz Cointreau
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 dash Pernod
Shell of squeezed lime
1 cup cracked ice (size of a dime)
Shake for one minute on medium speed. Serve in double old fashion glass. Garnish with four sprigs mint. Add a spear of pineapple. Sip slowly through mint sprigs until desired effect results.

Source: Phoebe Beach - Don the Beachcomber, Honolulu, Hawaii
Picky picky

posted by Cait @ 07:01PM, 4/04/07

I don't think this recipe is the best. It deviates too much from the original. Still, the origin doesn't really matter when all you want is a good feel of the tropics. Try this one when you're feeling down and out. It's pretty refreshing
My Mai Tai

posted by J-Lu @ 06:12PM, 4/13/07

jigger of gold rum
fruit punch
banana/pineapple juice

Mix to taste! Yum :>
Lobo's Mississippi Mai Tai

posted by Lobo-N-Jerzey @ 04:17PM, 6/16/07

2 measures of Bacardi White Rum
1 measure of Malibu Coconut Rum
2 measures of Pineapple Juice
2 measures of Mango Juice
a splash of Grenadine for color
a splash of Sprite
garnish with a slice of orange and lime
Islands restaurant mai tai

posted by charlie @ 01:26AM, 7/01/07

Does anyone know the mai tai recipe from islands bar and grill restaurant?
Mai Tai

posted by Ed @ 01:01PM, 7/13/07

Who has the recipe for the Mai Tai served at the Crouching Lion on Oahu?
Mai tai

posted by Jorge @ 02:53PM, 7/21/07

1 oz Dark Rum
1 oz Light Rum
1 oz Orange Curacao or Triple Sec
2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Dash of Syrup
Dash of Orgeat ( Almond Creme ) = Amaretto

Garnish with pineapple and cherry.
Brenneke"s TaiChi?

posted by Sean @ 06:52PM, 9/13/07

Does anyone have the recipe for Brenneke's Tai Chi?(top shelf mai tai). Brenneke's is on the island of Kauai south shore.
Recipe from Kapalua Bay Hotel / Maui

posted by Deborah @ 10:53PM, 9/15/07

Does anyone have the recipe for the Mai Tai from the Kapalua Bay Hotel in Kapalua, Maui?

I was JUST in Maui and found out that the hotel has been torn down and being replaced by more timeshares. I hope their recipe hasn't been lost forever -- they had the BEST Mai Tai I'd ever tasted.

Help if you can ... thanks!
Sub for creme de almond

posted by Shawn @ 05:12PM, 10/03/07

Can you sub amaretto for creme de almond?

posted by yours truly @ 06:06AM, 11/20/07

Everyone's arguing over Mai Tai's and i cant choose! I've never had one before. Oh well, guess i have to make one of each version and pick the best! I'm gonna be drunk lol
My Mai Tai

posted by ardiril @ 04:08AM, 11/25/07

2 oz dark rum
1 oz triple sec
1 oz amaretto

Shoot the rum. Chase with the triple sec/amaretto.

posted by Nura @ 09:36AM, 1/05/08

1 oz. Dark Rum
1 oz. Lite Rum
1/2 oz. Apricot flavored Brandy
1/2 oz. Triple Sec.
Dash Grenadine
Fill OJ & Pineapple Juice
Mau Tai?

posted by Chuck @ 09:43AM, 2/01/08

Anyone got the recipe for a Mau Tai from PF CHANG'S? That was the Best Mau Tai I ever had. Thanks in advance!

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