Mai Tai

"In Tahitian, mai tai means the "very best" - this was found on the net & posted in response to a request."
photo by PalatablePastime photo by PalatablePastime
photo by PalatablePastime
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  • Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake vigourously and strain into large glass 1/3 full with crushed ice.
  • Garnish with cherry or a favorite fruit using a drink spear.

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  1. Barb G.
    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.
  2. Just the 2 of us
    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.
  3. redenfritz2
    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.
  4. Housewife Hopeful
    Mai Tai does not translate to very best it translates to out of this world. It's a good drink though.
  5. Tattoomeats
    This is my favorite drink!


  1. Michelle S.
    This is the VERY best Mai Tai I have had! Much better than some I have had in Hawaii! I followed directions except for the fact I used fast dissolving sugar in place of powdered suger. This drink is a MUST try!


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