Tiki Style Mai Tai

Tiki Style Mai Tai Recipe

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Vickie Parks


This was one of the most popular Mai Tai drinks served at the Tonga Room (a popular tiki-themed Polynesian bar) in San Francisco.


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2 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • ·
    ice cubes
  • 1 oz
    dark rum
  • 1 oz
    light rum
  • 1 splash
    grenadine syrup
  • 1/2 oz
    orgeat (almond flavor syrup - i use the torani syrup for flavoring coffee)
  • 2 oz
    prepared orange juice
  • 2 oz
    pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz
    triple sec (or other orange flavored liqueur)
  • 1
    pineapple wedge (for garnish)
  • 1
    maraschino cherry (for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup
    crushed ice

How to Make Tiki Style Mai Tai


  1. Place ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add dark rum, light rum, almond syrup, grenadine, orange juice and pineapple juice. Shake vigorously until well blended.
  2. Place crushed ice in a hurricane glass. Strain the cocktail into the hurricane glass.
  3. Float the triple sec on top by pouring it over the back of a spoon. Garnish with a cocktail skewer threaded with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry, and serve immediately with a straw.

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About Tiki Style Mai Tai

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian

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