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Mai Tai Cocktail

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Hi, my name is Lisa and I am obsessed with crazy bar glasses! I came across these really cute Tiki Glasses and I just couldn’t resist ordering them. I had no idea what cocktail I would create, I just knew that I had to have them. Then I sat here staring at them the other day, and finally realized that they would be perfect for a Mai Tai Cocktail.

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Aren’t they cute? 🙂 They are also giant…20 ounces each!! Please remember…drink responsibly…and stay home after having one of these babies!! lol

What ingredients are in a Mai Tai Cocktail?

The original cocktail calls for Orgeat Syrup {a combination of orange and almond liqueurs} but of course I can never find it in local stores. I opted to use Cointreau {orange liqueur} and Amaretto instead. Have I mentioned yet that this cocktail is rather strong??

How to Make a Mai Tai

Grab all of your ingredients and let’s get started. Place 1 cup of ice in a cocktail shaker. Pour in the rum and liqueurs.

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Add the juices and grenadine.

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Shake vigorously to combine.

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Fill a highball glass with ice. Strain cocktail into glass and garnish with pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, and paper umbrella.

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Serve immediately. Did I mention that they pack a punch??

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  • Feel free to play around with the amount of pineapple and orange juice that you add. If you feel it is too strong, just add more juice. If you add less rum, it will not taste the same…it’s better to up the amount of juice.
  • If you would like your very own Tiki Dude glasses you can find them here and no, they are not called tiki dude glasses on Amazon.

Alex ordered a Mai Tail Cocktail at Red Robin on his 21st birthday. I think the bar tender was being “generous” or maybe just mean, but it was soooooo strong that Alex couldn’t even take a sip. I had to drink it down low enough to add more orange juice….and then some more to add more juice. He finally enjoyed his drink, and I wanted to go to sleep….for a week!

Enjoy!!

These tropical Mai Tai Cocktails are fruity and pack a kick! cookingwithcurls.com

Mai Tai Cocktail

This tropical Mai Tai Cocktail will have you dreaming of the islands and fresh breezes in no time!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, hawaiian cocktail, recipe, rum
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 434kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white rum (like classic Bacardi)
  • 1 ½ ounces dark rum
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce almond liqueur
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • ice
  • pineapple wedges and maraschino cherries (to garnish)

Instructions

  • Place 1 cup of ice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Pour in the rum and liqueurs.
  • Add the juices and grenadine.
  • Shake vigorously to combine.
  • Fill a highball glass with ice.
  • Strain cocktail into glass and garnish with pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, and paper umbrella.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Feel free to play around with the amount of pineapple and orange juice that you add. If you feel it is too strong, just add more juice. If you add less rum, it will not taste the same…it’s better to up the amount of juice.
  • If you would like your very own Tiki Dude glasses, you can find them here  and no, they are not called tiki dude glasses on Amazon.

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 187mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 34mg

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