Rating: 5 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

California restaurateur Trader Vic is credited with invention of the mai tai. He served the rum and juice cocktail to friends visiting from Tahiti, who exclaimed, 'Maita'i roa ae!' The term translates to 'very good' and the name mai tai stuck.

Gallery

Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

total:
10 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
Advertisement

Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Fill a rocks glass with 1 cup crushed ice. Set aside in the freezer.n

    Advertisement
  • Combine rum, orgeat, orange Curacao, rock candy syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into the chilled rocks glass.n

  • Garnish with half of the lime shell inside the drink and float a sprig of fresh mint on the edge of the glass.n

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 27.6g; fat 0.2g; sodium 17.9mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement