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Original Mai Tai Recipe from 1934

Before the Mai Tai took over as the king of Tiki cocktails, that title belonged to the Zombie cocktail. But so good is this drink, that it has become a classic rum drink that is loved around the world.

Original Mai Tai Recipe

This recipe for Mai Tai comes from 1944. It belongs to Trader Vic.
Prep Time6 mins
Total Time6 mins
Servings: 1 person

Equipment

  • Shaker
  • Tumbler or Tiki Mug
  • Citrus juicer

Ingredients

  • 60 ml dark rum
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 15 ml triple sec
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • 5 ml almond syrup

Instructions

  • Place the all the ingredients with 3 ice cubes in a shaker and shake vigorously for 6 seconds.
  • Strain on crushed ice in a tumbler or a Tiki mug.
  • Top up with a little crushed ice.
  • Garnish with a spring of mint.

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