Mai Tai Cocktail Drink

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0z dark rum

oz golden run

oz triple sec

oz orgeat syrup

2 oz sweet and sour mix

Shake with ice and strain into stemmed cocktail glass.

This is a classic tropical drink. The original was invented by Trader Vic in the late 1930’s. There are several variations of the recipe. This is an easy one that is very close to the original Mai Tai recipe.


4 thoughts on “Mai Tai Cocktail Drink

  • October 28, 2010 at 5:46 am

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  • December 10, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Thanks for the great video, Mai Tai’s is an essential recipe for any bartender. Add this to the NEVER FORGET list everyone.


  • February 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Help! I am now rolling in my grave at 7800 rpm! You lousy stinkers are killing me with this awful recipe!
    -Victor Bergeron

  • February 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    With all due respect, that’s not Trader Vic’s recipe for a Mai Tai. Trader Vic’s recipe is as follows:

    2 ozs. 17-year-old J. Wray Nephew Jamaican rum
    1/2 oz. French Garnier orgeat
    1/2 oz. Holland DeDuyper orange curacao
    1/4 oz. Rock Candy syrup
    1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
    1 sprig of fresh mint for garnish

    Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Add the garnish.

    Please, get your facts right.



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