Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 2 mins

In Tahitian, mai tai means the "very best" - this was found on the net & posted in response to a request.


  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigourously and strain into large glass 1/3 full with crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with cherry or a favorite fruit using a drink spear.
Most Helpful

Like it says this is the very best,First time I had ever made a MAI TAI. DH said it was very good. We use to order them a lot when we went out. Brought back good memories. Thanks Country Lady.

Barb Gertz January 29, 2004

This was just OK to me .. very pretty color, but it seemed a bit strong to me. I added more grenadine and it was better.

Just the 2 of us August 05, 2008

Great drink! Sweet and packs a punch...even my husbee drank it and we got gleefully dim! BUT, where's the almond??? Maybe needs a splash of amaretto or orgeat syrup...other than that...a delightful way to get LIT! Reminds me of Musashi Mai Tai which is delicious and served with a flaming sugar cube.

redenfritz2 April 17, 2008