A few months ago we had a mai tai so good that we fell off our chairs (not realizing you are already drunk after half a drink is the sign of a good mai tai). And don’t forget the mint — I like to use plenty and muddle mine! Create a tiki bar anywhere you are when you bring out Daily’s Frozen Mai Tai Pouches. Mix all ingredients together and shake with crushed ice. But that’s just my taste. February 13, 2012 @ You have to ask for it, and she only works during the day. Trader Vic's Original Formula Mai Tai Mix, celebrating over 70 years of the Original Mai Tai. (Drink pictured above. For a single drink, I’d do 1.5 oz each of the rums, and 1 ounce each of lime, guava, and pineapple juice. TheBeav The first recipe was basically lime juice and rum, and there are some who say that is the only one (Trader Vic went to court to defend the recipe). Spent the day day drinking and listening to the Makaha Sons. And I promise you — most mai tais are not nearly as delicious as this. My wife and I have our own list, called Kent’s Maui Must Do’s, that we share with all our friends that are heading to Maui. July 22, 2012 @ Bob Wilson But I’ve done it. As for “traditional” mai tais, that’s a legal matter and I have no standing. Molly Jacobson Its funky, juicy tropical notes are accompanied by rich coffee bean, spice and chocolate. I personally don’t like Kraken, but I don’t really like most spiced rums — just a personal preference. of the alcohol mixture and 8 oz. July 19, 2013 @ We were in Kihei, Maui in November, it was our second trip, and we went back to Life’s A Beach home of the $1 Mai Tai ( we get the $6 liter); this Reciepe takes us right back to our favorite watering hole on Maui! Of course I would buy Bacardi again it’s a classic. These Mai Tai’s are the best. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Which Bacardi would you use for the Dark rum; Gold or Black? Best Mai Tai mix out there! BUT…I also want you to know about a recipe that is not on the menu at Haliimaile General Store and concocted by Wendy. BTW: love the book. Thanks for sharing . Ack. March 5, 2012 @ Details. Add at least 2 cups of crushed ice, then shake well for around 10 seconds. The most trusted advice about Maui restaurants. Kukui’s Authentic Hawaiian Mai Tai Mix is made with cane sugar from Maui and fresh Kaua‘i fruit juices. We filled a bucket with ice and the mai tai bottles, filled a separate lidded cooler (washed really well and lined with plastic) with crushed ice we made in our Vitamix, and put out highballs. July 25, 2013 @ For a single drink I have 1oz light rum, 1oz dark rum, 1/2oz orgeat, 1/2oz triple sec, 1/2oz simple syrup, 1 tbls clarified lime juice, and some crushed up mint from the planter. February 19, 2020 @ I prefer a Blue Hawaii cocktail and the best one I ever had of that was at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu. We decided to get the ingredients and forgo the high prices at the restaurants/bars here. , Richard taste is missing. The float I think is really more about looks than about taste , LC POG (Passion, Orange, Guava) I only use Bacardi in the recipe because it’s what most people have access to… but any light and dark rums that you personally like can be used. (This will be, I suspect, too sweet, but may feel “fuller” on the tongue than the first version.) 12:01 pm, And there you have a perfect example of the age-old argument about what constitutes a proper mai tai — although I don’t really see that much difference from my recipe Looking forward to trying this version, although I’ll probably miss the fresh pineapple juice and guava — Hawaii style…, Evanice Hope that was clear! 7:19 am. Yes, Tommy Bahama rum is delicious – and that’s what they use in every drink they make, so I’m sure it’s what they used in your mai tai. Also, the little bottles were perfect for leftovers — they kept for another day or two without losing flavor, and a couple even went in the freezer. Have you tried their version? September 29, 2016 @ Maui Sunset Mai Tai (my own recipe and delicious)!!!! View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1988 CD release of The Best Of Mai Tai on Discogs. December 2, 2016 @ PS- making a batch for a 40th Wedding Anniversary Party this weekend! Best Mai Tai EVER is at “The Tavern” on the north shore of Kauai at the Princeville Golf Cousre! April 19, 2011 @ . You’ll need a cocktail shaker with a strainer, two glasses (high ball are fine), and straws. May 24, 2014 @ Serve mai tais – people drink them down like fruit juice and are “socially lubricated” within minutes. The Mai Tai started as a rum cocktail so popular it supposedly depleted world rum supplies in the 1940s and '50s. Oily and creamy, with a long finish. I have never attempted to make a weaker mai tai, just because mai tais are supposed to get you buzzy quickly — but I would do a little side-by-side experiment to see what you like best. Hi Bob! Using Amaretto as a substitute is ok….a little “hot” to the taste and extra boozy of course, so I cut down on the rum volume just slightly. avril 2 2015, 5:52 pm. 21.5% vol Delivery FREE DELIVERY WHEN YOU SPEND £45 FREE COLLECTION FROM OUR RESTAURANT OR UNIT IN TRING Our standard next day (Monday to Friday) courier service is £5.00 … We loved having your book for our trip…you really helped us enjoy every meal. Thanks so much for the recipe However, I really like Angostura 5, for the dark rum, too. 5:05 pm. 7:49 am, Molly, I needed to ask something sacrilegious. Thanks for the great recipe. Pineapple Juice Many bars will actually serve you pineapple juice and a little rum and coca cola and call it a mai tai! 6:28 am, Hi Molly…can’t wait to try your recipe!! Also … you can get canned guava juice online, if you must. Molly Jacobson Put all liquid ingredients in cocktail shaker. He wanted to take it a step further and create something balanced, new and fun. This is a “must have” while in the area. And of course I have a fine, fine buzz on. I’m not a huge Mai Tai fan. The ingredients I listed above are made are fm Mai Tai Bar’s (Honolulu) drink menu. I believe you and that Kevin that posted his recipe are the closest yet to perfection. (The orgeat is super-sweet, and I am afraid that it would be too sweet a drink without the strong rum flavor.) This is really great stuff. Claims Kukui, “Unlike other mai tai mixes that use corn syrup for sweetness, our Kukui Brand insures sweetness all the way through the drink because there is no settling of the sweetness to the bottom of the glass like with corn syrup.” I’ve never had the Goslings Black Seal, but I hear it’s yummy. of Trader Vic's Mai Tai Mix and 2 oz. What’s even easier is to use a different measurement. Cheers! This recipe later changed to a blend of aged dark Jamaican rum and aged Martinique rhum. But have a question: Which of the ingredients would adjust, to include Bacardi Gold, Myer’s Dark, and Kraken Black Spiced rums? Molly Jacobson For example, instead of using “ounces” use “cups.” One cup = one ounce. Would I also need to cut the orange curaçao in half? However, in an effort to thoroughly review the mix, I tried it with rum, bourbon and white wine (at different times) and it made for a smooth, sweet, tropical drink. It is like having a big glass of fresh juice —- mmmmmm —– and then, oops. Mahalo! 3:34 pm. Aloha !!! He lives in Key West, FL, so I’m hoping they’ll send him to the Wailea store during his year-long gig with them. I am having a luau to celebrate 190 years ( Father and 2 friends) and I have been searching for the right recipe for a Mai Tai. What is your opinion of that method? This was the winner. Molly, thanks for your dedication in preparing this drink. John Fischer Ick. August 11, 2016 @ We started hosting a Luau party at our home in Southern California each summer a few years ago, and this quickly became part of the cocktail menu. On the other hand, we are heading out right now to see if we can find the ingredients for “Molly’s.” P.S. Also an excellent choice for a daquiri. I suppose that you can substitute gallons for ounces, too, if you’re really serving a crowd. Patron Citronage is better then triple sec and not as sweet as Grand Marnier (nor as expensive) Goslings Black Seal Rum and Mount Gay Silver will do in a pinch. 4:25 pm. I’ve accomplished this in several ways. And yes, when I serve a lot, I multiply the quantities. The History of the Mai Tai. 11:41 am. September 1, 2011 @ I used to get cans of guava juice in NYC and Boston at bodegas — those little hispanic/Spanish/latin neighborhood convenience stores where they sell everything from fruit to beer. is a good substitute for Bacardi. Thanks! In Search of the Ultimate Mai Tai We asked 10 of America's best bartenders to submit their finest recipe for the Mai Tai—and then blind-tasted them all to find the best of the best… It’s not a “true” Mai Tai per se…but definitely my go to cocktail when I’m on the islands or when I just need a little liquid aloha at home! They had awesome burgers and Mai tais. I know Torani sells Orgeat but this syrup had the same makings: almond and orange flower water. Navynursenm Bill Horan Just multiply the ingredient quantities? In my recipe, it’s mint oil. This recipe serves two, but I can often make it three, because it’s so potent. simple syrup or rock candy syrup 6:41 am. guava juice OMG! This is an amazing recipe. Thank you for sharing, such a noble pursuit! Yes, cutting the rum would make the drink weaker and turn it into more of a refreshing, lighter drink. 11:40 am. Plus, for this recipe I like to keep it on the floral/fruity side, less the spicy. I would absolutely try the Appleton White and the Goslings Black Seal together. Answer 11 of 20: Hanalei Gourmet has had the best Mai Tais(IMO) on the island for some time. The beauty of a mai tai is that there is no real “one way” to do it. Just 4 oz. December 31, 2012 @ Upon tasting his creation, his friends from Tahiti pronounced, ‘Maita’i roa a’e’ – ‘out of this world!’ – and the cocktail was thus christened the Mai Tai. the best mai tai by far! If you google recipes for Mai Tais, you’ll find that everyone has an opinion on what a “real mai tai” contains. I was trying to do the quantity comparison to your recipe, but I have had two of these damn things and the math escapes me. Thanks Molly! The best I’ve found tring different places I’ve visited. 9:59 am. The verdict was unanimous: “Best mai tai I ever had.”. Molly, I was on Maui and drove down to Wailea and stopped at the Tommy Bahama restaurant and had what I consider the best Mai Tai ever. honey lilikoi foam. If I want to make a less alcoholic version of this doers it affect the taste of the drink that much to cut the amount of rum in it in half? I have to say, the best one I have ever had was at the Pineapple Grill. Molly Jacobson We confirmed with a small group of friends, most of whom hadn’t had a mai tai in years because when you live on Maui, you don’t want to spend $20 for a good drink, and you don’t want to spend $2 for pineapple juice. The biggest challenge will be to mix all of those ingredients ahead of time and ensure that they don’t settle too much. A favourite combination today is aged Jamaican pot-still rum with Martinique rhum agricole, giving a grassy, herbal quality which balances the heavy pot-still funk of the Jamaican portion. 46%, A smooth rum with none of that Jamaican funk but with nutty, spicy oak notes and rich flavours of caramelised nuts, vanilla, clove, ginger and brown sugar. This made sure everyone had a perfectly balanced mai tai, and no one had to play bartender. The problem with this method is that there is almost always some settling, and my stir doesn’t quite get everything as mixed back up as if I made each drink by hand. September 24, 2014 @ We just returned from West Maui, and found that our favorite Mai Tai over the week was at Pacific’o. So, in this case, you would use one cup of Orgeat, two cups of pineapple juice, and so on. Mix well, pour over ice and serve with a lime wedge, pineapple slice and finish with aKraken dark rum floater and bruised mint leaves. Molly Jacobson Pineapple wedge and bruised mint leaves garnish. The only problem is making enough…..exactly as you said in the article, people just suck them down! best mai tai recipe, Mai Tai HOME OF THE ORIGINAL MAI TAI PARADISE IN A GLASS After The Trader had success with several other rum drinks, he felt something new was needed. This original recipe was altered once supplies of the discontinued Wray & Nephew 17-Year-Old ran out, with Bergeron favouring a blend of different rums to replicate the original ingredient. These single serving bottles are perfect. Just 4 oz. 4:19 pm, This recipt isnt a mai tai, or anything close to it. For the second taster, I’d do the same amount of juice as in the original, but keep the orgeat and curacao the same and do half the rum. 2 oz. Thanks for the recipe! Molly Jacobson The classic pineapple, orange and lime flavors are perfectly blended for you, and ready to … Swami Kevin A. The Royal Hawaiian claims the mai tai was created specifically for its hotel back in 1953, and now its mai tai menu has an assortment to try. pineapple juice (fresh is amazing if you can do it) 1.5 oz. The result is a delicious, complex spirit capable of holding its own as well as giving backbone to cocktails. August 20, 2011 @ If you are still on Maui please give it a try and please send me the recipe. The mint is such a terrific addition. I am pushing 70 years old and have been on a life long search for the perfect Mai Tai. Molly Jacobson Molly Jacobson What I am searching for is the Bloody Mary recipe from Pineapple Grill. Ingredients: Because there are so many different juices and syrups involved, the main part of the drink is often shaken before it’s poured over the ice. Cris April 6, 2013 @ Then I refrigerated them until the party started. thanks! We’ll definitely be stopping by to sample his creations. Do you know by how much the quantity of each ingredient would increase to accomplish this? It is important to really bruise the mint leaves, because they blend the flavors together. Here’s a link to the original post: http://mauirestaurantsblog.com/mollys-maui-mai-tai/. But I bet you can find it locally. You should NOT skip the fresh mint – it is the key to the whole drink. lime wedge to garnish. Pour into a glass and top with the lilikoi foam. 11:40 am. You can substitute cups for ounces, for example, and the ratios will all stay the same. 2:16 pm, I use Bacardi gold for the dark rum, but that’s because I’m usually feeding a crowd, and it’s the one locally available at a huge volume and low price. 12:07 pm. First of all, figure out how many drinks you’re going to make. Thanks! https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/mai-tai Enjoy! And where on earth does one find all those rarified ingredients on the island of Kaua‘i?? I’ll have to try this. Kraken dark rum floater (critical) http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/07/best-cheap-rum-for-cocktails-affordable-rum.html, Nancy Donaldson It’s easy to get a mai tai on Maui, but it’s nearly impossible to get a good one without spending almost as much as you would on an entree (think Mama’s Fish House, Mai Tai Lounge, Pineapple Grill). 2:44 pm, Best Mai Tai so far I’ve tried in past twenty years, would be @MonkeyPod Resturant, Recipe: Learn how your comment data is processed. I agree, that’s the hardest ingredient to find in your neck of the woods — but maybe you have a little place nearby. And you could try DonQ for the light rum. For the most authentic Trader Vic’s Mai Tai… August 28, 2012 @ August 28, 2012 @ dark rum Thanks for sharing this great recipe. A tropical fruit and spice aroma leads to a palate with a clove attack followed by mashed banana, mango, apple, fenugreek seed and cinnamon. Hi Bill! He thought about cocktails like Martinis, Manhattans, Daiquiris… but felt these were all too simple. You can get Tommy Bahama spirits at some more upscale liquor stores on the mainland. 3 oz. The Mai Tai is a classic cocktail from the tropical Tiki canon. 43%, A funky Jamaican pot-still rum made by the famed Hampden Estate, whose rums have previously been found in blends or picked up by independent bottlers. $$$, Ambience: 5 Stars, American, Beachfront, Blog, Breakfast, Breakfast Buffet, Brunch, Children's Menu, Food: 5 Stars, Healthy/Organics, Kama'aina Deals, Love: 5 Stars, Maui Restaurant Worth Noting, Ocean View, Omelets, Outdoor Seating, Pancakes, Pastries, Restaurant Listing, Service: 5 Stars, South Maui, Top Maui Restaurant, Value: 4 Stars, Wailea, Brian from SD July 7, 2012 @ If you are having a party, these can be made ahead of time and stored in a pitcher, but make sure you stir well before serving. Also see the Mai Tai contest we judged. December 2, 2016 @ What constitutes a “real” mai tai has been the subject of discussion for decades, and people have even gone to court over the matter. You can get it at Costco for a good price but Longs and Safeway carry it (probably most grocery stores) and the prices are not that different, you may even find it on sale and cheaper than Costco. Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer Content. James and I have been searching for a good mai tai recipe for three years, because we want to be able to welcome guests to our home with this most-tropical, most powerful cocktail. ... Liqueurs & Cordials Premixed Cocktails Other … The word “maita’i” means “good” and “Maita’i roa ae!” means “the very best” in Tahitian and that is where Mai Tai got it’s name. 6:59 pm. Enjoy….Roy is a genious!!! As we climbed back up off the floor, we knew we had hit paydirt. 3 couples, renting a waterfront house on Alii, swimming pool, hot tub, the whole she-bang. 6:13 pm. Can anyone comment on a Mai Tai that rivals them? Heading to Kona in a week. May 23, 2012 @ Garnish with pineapple slices. Shave enough ice to fill both high ball glasses. ), Kevin Molly, this recipe is truly off-the-charts good – every bit as good as you say in the article. December 17, 2013 @ bottles. Wondering how either combination of those darks/light would fare compared to Bacardi Gold and Dark, specifically. I use my own recipe for my ultimate mixologist drink when I was a bartender to create my “Maggie Mai Tai’s”. , Rex Kraft of Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Mix and 2 oz. On a side note, my dearest childhood friend, Jack Terry, was just named Tommy Bahama Rumologist! February 13, 2012 @ December 2, 2016 @ If you’re on island, you’ll be sure to hear about it. Molly, this sounds delicious. Sometimes I mix up a pitcher of JUST the juice/non-alcoholic ingredients, and then another pitcher of JUST the alcohol. I wish I would have stopped and asked for the recipe. Crush the mint leaves between your fingers and float on the top of the drink. Incorporating the key components of a good dose of rum, citrus, and exotic fruit flavours in the form of orgeat and orange curaçao, it’s a timeless combination which has gone from strength to strength since its creation in 1944 at Trader Vic’s bar in Los Angeles. On The Rocks Premium Cocktails The Mai Tai Made With Cruzan Rum. 6:29 pm, donna zoghby I’m so glad you and your guests have enjoyed this over the years. We are heading back to Kahana for Spring Break and I can’t wait for my first Molly’s Mai Tai on the lanai. 12:14 pm. Molly Jacobson And if you like the spiced rum in your mai tai, I’d use it to replace the dark. 5:13 am. orgeat syrup (almond syrup with orange or rose, you can get it in the mixer section) Any other menu suggestions are welcome. I don’t want to be running all over town looking if you know any secrets I want try your recipe and already have a bottle of Goslings Black Seal, Kraken, and Abelton white rum. Beckie The Appleton white (which is what I think you mean by Abelton?) I live in Michigan so Guava juice is nothing that I can easily find but I did. According to the legend, Victor Bergeron knocked together this cocktail following a request from friends to create something from a bottle of Wray & Nephew 17-Year-Old rum. In fact, I’ve never even see canned. 11:30 am. With the first sip, it takes me away to a remote tropical island, sitting in a beachfront Tiki bar, sipping this delicious cocktail. Shake with 1 cup cubed ice for 30 seconds and pour into highball glass. Guests took a glass, added crushed ice with a ladle, and picked up a little bottle, SHOOK it well, and then poured the mai tai over the ice. Next time, try the mint – it takes it to a whole new level! May 15, 2014 @ July 5, 2012 @ housemade macadamia nut orgeat 5:51 pm. 6:30 pm. Decanter is supported by its audience. It involves 3 different types of Rum, Bacardi being one of them. We found Torani Almond flavored syrup at the Time store in Kihie in the coffee section. I love the idea of refilling the water bottles. 5:25 pm, Thank you is great sounding recipe ! This is in their ‘Traditional’ Mai Tai. After having a big meal (we didn’t intend to splurge at Lahaina Grill that night, but the mai tai was pretty powerful), and then walking around Lahaina for an hour or two extra to sober up, we finally got home. Make sure you have a designated driver … or make at home so you don’t need one. I’m sure their website http://tommybahama.com will be helpful. I’m interested in making pitchers or gallons of your Mai Tai recipe for a party this weekend. Goia 3:09 pm, Cory Olsen 1:47 pm. We had the limes and mint available for garnish, plus straws. … So that is for tomorrow. There is always tomorrow! The other cocktails we make (original Blue Hawaii, Coconut Cloud Martinis, Grilled Pieapple Margaritas…only get consumed when the Mai Tais are done! 46.2%, A white rhum agricole made from freshly squeezed sugarcane juice grown in the south of the island of Martinique, this is slightly grassy with sea-salt notes and a touch of creaminess. dark rum The Mai Tai is a classic cocktail from the tropical Tiki canon. November 4, 2012 @ 12:08 pm, Corinne Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum of the juice mixture into a shaker and strain over the crushed ice. I have this at parties or at home just to have with dinner. It took two weeks of testing to get the recipe right. This will give you lots of mai tais . Based off of the Tahitian word for "good," this drink mix offers an oasis of refreshing flavor with its delicious blend of fruit juices and orange, tangerine, lime, grapefruit, and lemon flavors. fresh squeezed lime juice thank you for sharing molly. Shake cocktail shaker thoroughly, at least ten times. You’re smashed. But our perfect mai tai – which we’re calling Molly’s Maui Mai Tai – has a perfectly balanced fruit:rum ratio that we love. Old Lahaina light rum Every night I made another version – we couldn’t have more than one without getting crazy drunk all over again – and finally I got it right. Have a great time! pineapple wedges for garnish May 23, 2012 @ 8:26 am. Ron It’s good to see you stop by. May 14, 2014 @ 40%, This blend recalls the traditional Navy rum, combining elegant Barbados rum with rich Guyanan rum and funky Jamaican rum. Molly’s Maui Mai Tai: The Best Mai Tai Recipe We’ve Had Yet, Four Seasons: Best Breakfast Buffet on Maui, Watch a Mother Dolphin Give Birth in Hawaii, http://mauirestaurantsblog.com/mollys-maui-mai-tai/, http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/07/best-cheap-rum-for-cocktails-affordable-rum.html, Iron Chef Morimoto to Open Restaurant at Andaz, Best Cookie on Maui: at Fabiani’s in Kihei. 2 oz. 3 oz. of Trader Vic’s Aged Rum with the juice from one fresh lime and you have yourself Trader Vic’s famous Mai Tai. 12:10 pm. So glad you liked the mai tai. Hi Molly, This is how I’ll always serve these mai tais from now on. December 28, 2018 @ He went to Costco and came back with those little bottled waters they sell in bulk: 8 oz. Learn more. Maybe it is the Trader Vic's Mai Tai, alcohol in it (the mix without alcohol is terrible). Your Mai Tai recipe is great. 3:17 am. The Mai Tai’s were a hit with our friends last night. Hi Denise! We are experimenting with variations. I am back on the mainland and have been trying to duplicate that recipe and haven’t been able to come close. This is the first ‘estate bottling’, made in collaboration with Velier. Make the best Mai Tai for your Polynesian-style or tiki-themed bar with Finest Call Premium Mai Tai mix! Amazing!!! It's the best out of the Mai Tai mixes out there, but doesn't compare to a fresh one. Now I will be trying out your recipe tonight. Depending upon your taste, something in there might feel right to you. August 17, 2012 @ Incorporating the key components of a good dose of rum, citrus, and exotic fruit flavours in the form of orgeat and orange curaçao, it’s a timeless combination which has gone from strength to strength since its creation in 1944 at Trader Vic’s bar in Los Angeles. Molly Jacobson 2:23 am. 3:14 pm. Mai Tai Bar at The Royal Hawaiian, Oahu. 1 oz. September 21, 2014 @ As long as you use the same measurement for all ingredients, you’ll get the proportions correct. Include what rums they actually use. January 17, 2016 @ So, if you need ten drinks, say, and you know this recipe will serve two, you will need to multiply all ingredient amounts by 5 to get your ten servings. Drink through a straw. Molly Jacobson 6:24 am. "Taste the World" Trader Vic’s Original Formula Mai Tai Mix, celebrating 75 years of the Original Mai Tai®. Rebecca I mixed according to the recipe above, and then immediately poured the contents of the shaker into the little bottles, and recapped them. Some people get mostly juice, others get mostly rum. 6:10 am. I have a question for you, some of the best ones I have had, they floated either dark rum or 151 on top. We’ll serve this at our next party. I have dealt with this in several ways in the past. OK, back to the subject. Fill the remaining half gallon 1/3 1/3 and 1/3 with Captain Morgan’s, Malibu and Pineapple Juice. 2:19 pm, This is absolutely the best twist on a Mai Tai I have ever had. 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