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