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perfect mai tais

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your hawaiian vacation may be over but your enjoyment of tropical cocktails doesn’t have to be! make a mai tai at home easily with ingredients you already have at home – cheers!


  • 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1/2 oz amaretto (or other nut liquer)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice (approximately 1 lime, juiced)
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz lilikoi syrup (diluted 1:1 with water – so 1 oz total)
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • pineapple, fresh mint & lime for garnish


  1. in a cocktail shaker, combine white rum, amaretto, lime juice, pineapple juice, & lilikoi syrup over ice.
  2. shake vigorously for 1 minute.
  3. strain cocktail into a rocks glass with ice.
  4. very gently pour the 2 oz float of dark rum.
  5. garnish with fresh pineapple, fresh mint & lime.
  6. cheers!


  • Serving Size: 1