Mai Tai
Mai Tai

Mai Tai

Rum + Citrus liqueur + Lime juice
Difficulty Level
Very strong
Type of glass
Old-fashioned glass
  • 30 ml (1 oz.) amber rum
  • 20 ml (2/3 oz.) white rum
  • 15 ml (1/2 oz.) lime juice
  • 10 ml (1/3 oz.) cane syrup (simple syrup)
  • Splash of citrus liqueur
  • 3 or 4 crushed ice cubes
  • 1 wedge of lime
  • 1 sprig fresh mint
In a shaker

Combine crushed ice and ingredients except lime and mint in a shaker.

Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds.

Pour into an old-fashioned glass.

Garnish with lime wedge.

Add sprig of mint.

Did you know:

The Mai Tai was invented in 1944 by Victor J. «Trader Vic» Bergeron, in his tiki restaurant in California. Using Jamaican rum as his base, he combined it with lime and added a subtle hint of almond. Upon tasting this new drink, two of his friends exclaimed «mai tai,» a Tahitian expression meaning «the best of them all.»

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