Mai Tai Recipe


I’m a sucker for tiki drinks, especially the classic Mai Tai, however most recipes are so strong that I go from 0 to 60 in just one drink! This recipe is much more mellow yet full of the flavor of paradise! Perfect for any Luau Party or tropical cocktail hour!

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✔ 4 ounces Orange Juice
✔ 2 ounces Pineapple Juice
✔ 1.5 ounces Malibu Rum
✔ 1/3 ounce Almond Orgeat Syrup
✔ 1/3 ounce Grenadine
✔ Optional: 1 ounce Dark Rum

SERVE: in a tiki glass oVER ICE

optional GARNISH: pineapple wedge & maraschino cherry on a cocktail skewer


Ever since we made our own in-home bar, I’ve started collecting fun tiki drinkware and this cutie is from Bullseye’s Playground at Target! Select a fun tiki glass and fill it 3/4 with ice cubes. Add each ingredient without mixing, finishing with a float of dark rum.


Serve the drink unmixed since the layers of color make for a beautiful presentation. Be sure to include a cocktail stir stick or reusable straw to mix the Mai Tai before enjoying! Let us know what you think of this Mai Tai cocktail in the comments below!