“Out of This World” Mai Tai Cocktail – All in Pictures

Mai Tai

Mai Tai is Tahitian for “out of this world”. Victor “Trader Vic” Bergeron created his signature drink in Oakland, California in 1944 and is remembered for saying, “Anybody who says I didn’t create the Mai Tai is a dirty rotten stinker!”

That full-on attitude matches the rich citrus, almond and rum “out of this world” flavor of this popular tropical cocktail.

Rule of thumb to make two 4-ounce drinks: for every 2 ounces of lime juice, add 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1 ounce almond (orgeat) syrup, 1 ounce orange curaçao 2 ounces white or amber rum and 2 ounces dark rum. Just click any picture on this page for a complete step-by-step picture book recipe.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients (for two 4-ounce drinks)

  • 2 Ounces Lime Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Ounce Almond (Orgeat) Syrup
  • 1 Ounce Orange Curaçao
  • 2 Ounces White or Amber Rum
  • 2 Ounces Dark Rum
  • Ice


Mai Tai ingredients


  • Citrus Juicer
  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • 2-Piece Drink Shaker (or Measuring Cup)
  • Tablespoon
  • Cocktail Glass

Mai Tai equipment

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