A MAI TAI cocktail is a classic summer drink! Rum combines with amaretto, pineapple and orange juices for the ultimate tiki bar classic!
Over the summer I went for a girls’ weekend with my friends to Palm Springs. It was hot. Really, really hot!!! This chic has been in Oregon and out of the Arizona heat for too long to deal with that. We did have a super fun time though. We hung out inside our cute suit and nibbled on snacks then got lazy by the pool until we couldn’t take the heat any longer and went inside to get ready to head out after dark for dinner and drinks. While we were there we found a cute tiki bar.
Tiki bars are absolutely back you guys! This wasn’t a sad tiki bar that had seen better days, this was a new bar that stayed true to the tiki with great tropical music and drinks served in pineapples, coconuts or clam shell bowls. We even got the Pu Pu platter to share. I had a great time with my friends, I think we amused the bartender with our nonsense and I satisfied my love of rum.
When you think tiki bar you have to think Mai Tai! I decided to come home and make up a classic Mai Tai and enjoy the last few days of summer. This drink is super tasty. I love the addition of amaretto. I think it really rounds out the flavor of the cocktail! This weekend when you’re getting ready to celebrate Labor Day mix up a Mai Tai and replay all the summer fun you’ve had this year!
- 1.5 oz. spiced rum
- 1.5 oz. coconut rum
- 1 oz. amaretto
- 6 oz. pineapple juice
- 4 oz. orange juice
- splash of grenadine
- maraschino cherries for garnish
- combine spice rum, coconut rum, amaretto, pineapple juice and orange juice in an ice filled shaker and shake
- pour into an ice filled large glass
- slowly pour a splash of grenadine into glass and allow it to fall to the bottom of glass
- garnish with maraschino cherries