My Mai Tai Recipe – It’s A Good Time

Mai TaiIf you’re looking for a sweet drink and you’re in the mood for a little Polynesian style beverage, a Mai Tai is a great start. It is rumored to have been invented in Oakland California back in 1944 at a Polynesian restaurant and another inventory believes they claimed it in 1933, but who cares right? It tastes good.

So, you want to know how I make it? There are probably a half-dozen ways to do it, I’ve noticed some are lighter yellowish orange while others are dark red. This probably has to do with the amount of Grenadine used or substituting ingredients for orange juice.

2 oz. Light Rum
1 oz. Triple Sec or Cointreau (any orange liquor basically)
1/2 oz. Grenadine
1 oz. Lime Juice
1 Table Spoon of Orgeat (almond) Syrup

Pour it all into a shaker, do some dancing, dump it over some crushed ice and sip. The Orgeat Syrup is pretty much sugar water, adds great sweetness to the drink. The Grenadine and Lime juice help to dull any chance you’ll notice you’re drinking 2 shots of rum and the Triple Sec just adds a bit of flare to the mix.

Two of these and you’ll feel like your at a Chinese Karaoke Bar within a half hours time.