Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

delicious! For the best taste, use high quality rums. Beware this is potent!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. mix it all together and shake over ice
  2. strain into tall iced filled glass.
  3. serve with citrus wedges.
Most Helpful

YUUUUUMY! I just got back from Oahu, Hawaii and had the best mai tais the whole time I was there. Your recipe is VERY close to what I enjoyed on the islands. The only thing I did differently was to float a little extra dark rum on top. And add a tropical flower, still trying to keep that Hawaii vibe going!! Thanks so much for posting!

Liza at July 02, 2013

I enjoyed this tonight as I watch the clean-up on the Daytona 500 track. I did not have any simple syrup, and did not want to make any either. So the next time I make this I will only use 1/2 lemon and lime, that is if I still not not have simple syrup. Made for Best of 2011 Cookbook Official Game

Charlotte J February 27, 2012

This was a very nice Mai Tai. Our lemons and limes were quite tart, so I had to use extra simple syrup to get the drink to the level of sweetness that I liked. Thanks for sharing your recipe, petlover. Made for the "Best of 2011" tag game.

NorthwestGal January 22, 2012

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