Why make a Mai Tai for one when you want to enjoy this wonderful Polynesian drink with your friends! Why is my Mai Tai recipe the best? Simple, The top 10% of U.S. Army helicopter pilots are also master mixologists, no "bull," it is a very long and storied aviation tradition since the beginnings of army aviation from before WW I. I was one of those select few. I became known army wide for my “signature” drink, the Mai Tai. Of … more
The Mai Tai The origins of the Mai Tai are somewhat controversial. The drink was either invented by Trader Vic in 1944 (Click Here ) or as suggested in the book by Arnold Bitner, “Hawaii – Tropical Rum Drinks & Cuisine by Don the Beachcomber“, the Mai Tai was invented by Don in 1933. The recipes are quite different, which results in no standard recipe for the Mai Tai. Many variations are now common. A Modern Mai Tai (standard … more
Mai Tai translates from Tahitian to mean "Out of this World." A fitting description for this cocktail. The Mai Tai came to light in 1944 in Oakland's Trader Vic's. There Victor Bergron, one of the founders of the tiki bar, put together this great drink that deserves to feature the best rum you can get your hands on. Over the years the recipe has changed greatly, disguising the rum under layers of fruit. The first recipe is Bergron's original recipe, the second, one of the many newer versions.
Pineapple juice version of the Mai Tai:
1 ounce light rum
1/2 ounce triple sec
1/4 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
1 1/2 ounces orange juice
1 dash of Grenadine
1/2 ounce dark rum
maraschino cherry for garnish
Pour all the ingredients except the dark rum into a shaker with ice cubes.