Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a copycat recipe for a drink served at Benihana's.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shake vigorously.
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As the story goes, Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron created the original version for a couple of Tahitian friends. Their exclamation of "Maitai!", or "Out of this world!", gave the drink its name. This version certainly lives up to the name - with its perfectly balanced blend of sweet and sour flavors and the 2 different rums. It doesn't seem overly boozy in spite of the ratios, and is supremely smooth, refreshing, and enjoyable. "Maitai!", indeed! Made for ZWT4 Kumquat's Kookin' Kaboodles. Thanks much- ~Sue

Sue Lau June 03, 2008