cocktail recipe

Mai Tai

Trader Vic invented the Mai Tai in 1944 at his Hinky Dinks restaurant. A Tahitian patron, Mrs. Wright proclaimed, "Mai Tai, Roa Ae" or "Out of this world, the best!"

2 oz. Jamaican Rum
Splash of Orange Curacao
Dash of Orgeat syrup or Amaretto if unavailable
Dash of Simple syrup
Juice of 1 fresh Lime

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into Collins or Hurricane glass over fresh ice.


Mai Tai - Trader Vic's Original

1 Fresh Lime, 1 Martinique Rum, 1 Jamaican Rum, 1/2 oz. Orange Curacao, 1/4 oz. Rock Candy syrup, 1/4 oz. Orgeat syrup

Squeeze lime over ice, add remaining indredients with shaved ice. Hand shake & serve in a double old fashioned glass. Garnish with a 1/2 of the lime shell & fresh mint sprig