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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

551 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 110.8g 36% DV; fat 0.5g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 4.8mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2020
I'd skip grilling the limes, it just made them incredibly sour and the sugar just made it really sticky and difficult to juice them. Everything else was delicious, albeit hard work for a cocktail. in the future I'll probably glaze the pineapple in brown sugar while grilling, and just use normal lime juice. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2018
This is so good I had this in Hawaii Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2016
I'm normally not a big fan of mai tai cocktails but this was just so interesting with the grilled fruit that I had to try it. It was so good I'd definitely make it again for a party. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2018
I had a slushy version of this drink at a restaurant and loved it. Was very happy to find this recipe. I used a full pineapple and adjusted ingredients accordingly. As I prefer less sweet I omitted the sugar triple sec and almond syrup. I put the grilled pineapple rum ice cubes and squeezed lime juice into a blender. Had this as a slushy and also tried it as a tall drink by adding lime sparkling water and quartered limes to the slushy mix. Loved the flavor and will make this again. As the rum is already mixed in any leftovers can be put in the freezer and it will remain in slushy form. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2020
I'd skip grilling the limes, it just made them incredibly sour and the sugar just made it really sticky and difficult to juice them. Everything else was delicious, albeit hard work for a cocktail. in the future I'll probably glaze the pineapple in brown sugar while grilling, and just use normal lime juice. Read More