Mai_Tai_560x730_b20d9e2e58ff9d3496fb0b3a9320f5edPurists call for a Mai Tai with no juice, however I like mine a little fruity so I created two different ones !

Make sure and buy good rum, it makes all the difference in the world.


1 oz. of Appleton 12 rum.

1 oz. of El Dorado Demerara rum 12 year old.

3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice.

1/2 oz. orgeat syrup.

1/2 oz. triple sec.

1/4 oz. simple syrup. ( two parts sugar one part water, bring to a boil, cool and store)

Crushed Mint sprig, for garnish.


Using a blender crush ice, or put in a ziplock bag and crush with a heavy object.

Add all the liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.

In a lowball glass, add the crushed ice and strain the cocktail into the glass.

Garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge.


1/2 oz. of guava juice.

1/2 oz. pineapple juice.

Add the fruit juices to the liquid ingredients  above and shake until chilled.

Pour over crushed ice , and garnish with mint, and a pineapple spear.