Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mai Tai

Day 11

Mai Tai
3 shots out of 5

Did you know that June 30th is National Mai Tai Day?  Well it is, and that makes it perfectly acceptable for you to have a Mai Tai.......or two today!

Cheers to that!!

This Mai Tai cocktail is everything you wanted in a Mai Tai.  The perfect rum cocktail.

Tonight's cocktail of choice is a Mai Tai, another cocktail that I have never had before.  

When searching for a recipe for the Mai Tai, I ran into may different versions of it.  

I then found out that the original Mai Tai did not have any pineapple, orange or guava juice in it.  Apparently the Mai Tai is a rum based drink and not a fruity drink, but somewhere down the line someone added the 3 juices to the cocktail and named it the Maui Mai Tai.  

I think I might try that version another time, either in this blog of 365 cocktails or just on my own depending on how many different cocktails I create for this blog.

Well I sure did say it, this is definitely a rum drink!  


The first sip was quite limey, then I stirred in the Myers Rum that I had floated on top and WOWZERS, holy rum Batman!  

After a few sips you get used to it and it actually becomes pretty enjoyable.  This is definitely a stronger drink then some of the others I've made in my 11 days.

Here is a photo of the end result:

Mai Tai cocktail, rum, cointreau, orange liqueur, lime juice, orgeat, simple syrup, grenadine, dark rum

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Mai Tai cocktail, rum, cointreau, orange liqueur, lime juice, orgeat, simple syrup, grenadine, dark rum

Here is the recipe for a Mai Tai:

Mai Tai


  • 3 ounces rum
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice
  • 1 ounce orgeat
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 dash grenadine
  • 3/4 ounce dark rum


  1. Fill 1/3 of the shaker with ice.
  2. Add all of the ingredients except for the dark rum and shake it up good.
  3. Fill up your glass with crushed ice and strain the drink into your glass from the shaker.
  4. Float the dark rum on top.
    (Take your bar spoon, turn it so that the back of the spoon is facing up then tilt it so that the bottom tip of your spoon is just a little below the surface of your drink.  Basically you don't want to have the dark rum drip into your drink, which would make it sink into the Mai Tai.  Slowly pour the dark rum on the back of the spoon so that it slowly makes a layer on top of your cocktail.)
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All in all, the Mai Tai was enjoyable.  I am honestly having a blast making all of these different cocktails and trying them out.  I hope you are enjoying some of them at home as well.  If you have any different cocktails that are your absolute favorites or some that you've heard of and want me to try, send me and email at and your cocktail may be featured as one of my 365 cocktails.


The Cocktail Lady

Cocktail Lady
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Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.

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