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Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American


A true mai tai made with dark rum, gold rum, orgeat (almond-flavored simple syrup), lime juice, orange liqueur, and fresh mint leaves.


  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce gold rum
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce curacao or orange liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat (almond simple syrup)
  • 23 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously and strain over fresh crushed or cubed ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint.


In a pinch, you can use simple syrup in place of orgeat. it’s not quite the same but still a good cocktail.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 209
  • Sugar: 10.1g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.5g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: mai tai recipe, how to make a mai tai, tiki cocktails


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