Mai Tai

    10 minutes

    A serious rum cocktail with fruity flavours. Use fresh fruit juice if possible for this retro wonder. Some people like to layer it but I shake it cos is easier. Some don't serve with ice, I do!

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    Serves: 2 

    • 60ml white rum
    • 60ml dark rum
    • 30ml orange curacao
    • 30ml amaretto liqueur
    • 30ml sugar syrup
    • 1 small lime, juiced
    • 125ml fresh orange juice
    • ice for mixing and serving

    Preparation:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Combine all the ingredients - except the orange juice - in a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake briefly till mixed.
    2. Put some ice into medium sized glasses and pour the drink evenly between the two glasses.
    3. Top with the fresh orange juice and stick a wedge of pineapple with a maraschino cherry on the side of the glass.
    4. Enjoy!

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    This is good stuff. I made it for my dad's retirement party that was jimmy buffett themed & i think even jimmy would agree it was delicious! wouldn't change a thing.. ps to below asking was simple syrup is: Simple syrup, or sugar syrup, is very easy to make and is used in many cocktails such as Jell-O Shots, Daiquiris and Hurricanes to add volume and sweetness. With this recipe you can make as small or as large a batch as you wish and store it in the refrigerator in a well sealed bottle indefinitely. Ingredients: 2 parts sugar 1 part water Preparation: Bring the water to a boil. Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water. Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat. Allow to cool completely and bottle.  -  05 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I sure hope more than 4 people have tried this recipe for the perfect mai tai, because that's exactly what it is, simply PERFECT. This is absolutely a crowd pleaser...I mean no one walks away after having made this for them without begging and pleading for this recipe and amazing their friends with it too. Try it, I promise you'll like it. No substitutions needed. This one by far is my absolute favorite mixed drink home or at restaurants.  -  26 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Amazing find. Alcohol is well hidden in amazing combination that creates a bright, smooth drink. To keep things sweet, I used a combination of regular limes and key limes for the juice - just juiced 5 regular limes, then over a dozen key limes to get an equal amount of juice. For the orange liqueur, I used about 3 shots of Grand Marnier, then filled up the rest of the cup with cheap BOLS triple sec. For the OJ, I used store-bought "not from concentrate" orange juice to save time. The almond syrup really added a unique twist taste, and should not be missed. Also, to save money and make sure it was not too strong, I followed the suggestions of others and replaced the 151 proof rum with a combo of the light and dark. Tasted amazing the first day, lost a bit of it's bright, fruity taste the next day; so I'd suggest you avoid storing it.  -  16 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)