Mix Up a Mai Tai: The Best Recipes From Hawaii Bars and Hotels

If you need a reason to enjoy paradise in a glass, well, now you have one.

Whether you like yours strong or sweet, here are ten Mai Tai recipes from the best cocktail creators to make at home

And if you’re planning on visiting Hawaii, stop by one of these top bars, restaurants, and hotels to enjoy one in person.

Did you know that The classic Mai Tai is an amazing fundamental tiki-style cocktail rumored to have received its name from the Tahitian word maita’i, which means good or excellent?

It made its way from California to Hawaii and was first served at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel. They now serve 300 of them a day!

The Original Trader Vic Recipe

– 1 lime – 1/2 ounce orange curaçao – 1/4 ounce rock candy syrup – 1/4 ounce orgeat syrup – 2 ounces Trader Vic Mai Tai rum

Coconut Beach Mai Tai at The Sheraton Kauai

– Koloa Light Rum – Fresh squeezed lime juice – Pineapple juice – POG (Pineapple / Orange / Guava juice) – Grand Marnier and Amaretto Disarrono – Koloa Dark rum

– 1 oz Kula  Silver Rum – 1 oz Kula Dark Rum – .5 oz Macadamia Nut Orgeat – .5 oz Bols Orange Curacao – .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice – Honey Lilikoi Foam

Merriman’s Signature Mai Tai

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