Mai Tai Cocktails

Total Time:
5 min
5 min

2 drinks

  • 3 ounces light rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces dark rum
  • 1 -ounce Orange Curacao
  • 2 ounces fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 -ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 -ounce fresh lime juice
  • Dash grenadine
  • Cracked ice
  • 4 maraschino cherries, garnish
  • 2 paper umbrellas, garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice cubes. Add the remaining ingredients, except the cherries and shake until cold and frothy, 30 to 45 seconds. Strain into 2 tall glasses with cracked ice. Garnish each with 2 maraschino cherries and paper umbrellas. Serve immediately.

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    This is the only "REAL" original Mai Tai receipe! 
    Perfectly strong as it should be and not fruity and/or too sweet! 
    It puts all other so called "Mai Tai" receipes to shame!
    Very much like what you'll find at Hawaiian resorts (much more booze in these, though). So what if it's not the original Trader Vic's mai tai? It's good! We didn't use orgeat (almond), as many mai tai recipes call for. I topped these off with a little extra pineapple juice, as my family prefers a less boozy taste.
    mai tai recipe we have found since trying to replicate the ones at the hale koa hotel in Hawaii. Many places serve what is essentially fruit punch or kool-aid type drink. This is the real thing. Yes, they are strong, but really good- just sip it over ice! Found the grenadine unnecessary though. To make large batches substitute "cups" or any amount you need for "oz". We served these at a dinner party and they were gone in a flash- had to keep making more! Thanks!
    Pretty close to what is served in Hawaii. We added some simple syrup and Orgeat syrup and that helped.
    I stumbled across this recipe !!!
    I have been stumbling ever since.
    THE CHINESE RESTAURANTS SHOULD LEARN THIS. there really is no other recipe out there that compares
    thanks for the knee scrapes
    the blender is always at the ready!!!
    We all agreed that it was way too strong, and not in a good way either.

    My boyfried just got back from Hawaii said that this isn't even close to a Mai Tai.

    I changed it around and came up with my own version. This is pretty good, and everyone at the party enjoyed it. It did get a bit sweet though after one or two drinks. Perhaps some lime would help, or omitting the grenadine.

    ? cup orange juice
    ? cup pineapple juice
    1 ounces light rum
    1 ounce Orange Curacao
    Dash grenadine

    I love Emeril, but this one just didn't work.
    This is the best mixed drink I have ever made...and I've made alot as a bartender for 7 years. I plan on making it for my husband and me in a few minutes. You have to get all the ingredients and mix them exactly as specified.
    Bravo Emeril. I love ya!
    This is a very easy and very good drink. We double the recipe and make it in a pitcher and serve it with shaved ice at parties and it is a big hit!
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