Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

Mia Tai Cocktail

How to make a Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

Take your taste buds on a tropical vacation with a Mai Tai cocktail that is sure to satisfy!

This classic tiki drink is elevated with a blend of white and dark rum, giving it a depth of flavor that is both crisp and rich. A dash of orange curaçao and orgeat syrup adds a touch of sweetness, while fresh lime juice complements the hint of almond in the orgeat syrup. The drink is garnished with a sprig of fresh mint and a juicy Luxardo cherry, which not only adds to the cocktail’s presentation but also adds an extra burst of flavor with each sip.

Every sip of this refreshing and beautifully balanced drink will transport you to a sun-soaked beach where relaxation is the only thing on your mind. So why not kick back, relax, and let the Mai Tai take you on a journey to tropical paradise?

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How to Make a Mai Tai Drink

Making this Mai Tai recipe is really simple and quick. Just gather the list of ingredients below, and in less than 5 min you will have a yummy tropical drink. This recipe is easily adaptable to make a much larger batch in case you have friends and family over.

Mai Tai Cocktail Ingredients

  • White Rum
  • Dark Rum
  • Orange Curacao
  • Orgeat Syrup
  • Lime Juice
  • Luxardo Cherry
  • Mint (Optional)


The equipment needed to make a Mai Tai is really short and easy. All you need is a high-quality shaker cup and a Strawberry and Lemon Mojito.

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Mai Tai Drink

Mai Tai Cocktail

This Mai Tai Cocktail is a great tropical drink that will have you thinking you are in the tropics.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Tropical
Keyword: Tropical Drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 239kcal


  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 3/4 oz orange curaçao
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz orgeat syrup
  • 1/2 oz dark rum
  • 1 Luxardo Cherry Any Maraschino cherry brand will do
  • 1 lime wheel Garnish
  • 1 mint sprig Garnish


  • Add ice to a shaker cup
  • Add the white rum, curaçao, lime juice, and orgeat into the shaker.
  • Shake until well mixed and cold.
  • Strain into a double whiskey glass.
  • Float the dark rum over the top.
  • Gently add the Luxardo cherry.
  • Garnish with the lime wheel and mint sprig.


Nutrition Facts
Mai Tai Cocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 59IU1%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you are looking for another tropical drink to try, check out the Tequila Sunrise Cocktail!

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