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the best mai tai cocktail

the best mai tai cocktail ever

  • Author: jenny goycochea
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: cocktails
  • Diet: Vegetarian


I love a good tiki cocktail and the Mai Tai is probably my favorite ever! The addition of passion fruit really makes a huge difference.


  • 2 oz dark Jamaican rum
  • 1 oz light rum
  • .75 oz cointreau or other orange liqueur
  • 1 oz passion fruit puree
  • .5 oz orgeat syrup
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • crushed ice
  • mint sprigs, for garnish
  • sliced lime, for garnish


  1. Fill a double old fashioned glass with crushed ice to the top. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into the glass and garnish with sliced lime and mint springs. Optional: float 1/4 oz of rum on top.


Fresh passionfruit juice is great for this, but I buy a frozen puree that has very little sugar added to it. This is important because the drink is supposed to be a bit tart.

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