Grilled Pineapple Mai Tai


Grilling the citrus for this mai tai brings the natural flavors to the front, making this one cocktail that goes down deliciously easy. Grill up an entire pineapple and a few more limes to make easy beach cocktails for a crowd. Garnish with grilled orange wheels and Bing cherries.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 cocktail


  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 lime, halved, or more to taste

  • ¼ pineapple, cut into wedges

  • ice

  • 1 fluid ounce gold rum

  • ½ fluid ounce silver rum

  • ½ fluid ounce triple sec

  • ½ fluid ounce orgeat almond syrup


  1. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Place sugar in a shallow bowl. Dip lime halves in sugar to coat.

  3. Grill lime and pineapple wedges, turning occasionally, until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from grill and let cool.

  4. Fill a cocktail shaker and Old Fashioned glass with ice.

  5. Squeeze 1/2 fluid ounce lime juice and 1 fluid ounce pineapple juice into the shaker. Add gold rum, silver rum, triple sec, and orgeat syrup. Cover and shake until the outside of shaker has frosted. Strain into the glass and garnish with a grilled pineapple wedge.

    close up on two glasses of grilled pineapple mai tai's
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sugar. The actual amount of sugar consumed will vary.

This recipe appeared in Allrecipes Magazine and was modified to use broiled pineapple in place of grilled pineapple. Please note differences in ingredient amounts and total time when following the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

551 Calories
1g Fat
111g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 551
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 111g 40%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 98g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 163mg 815%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 376mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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