Tropical Hawaiian Cocktails: The Mai Tai

Vital Ingredients

2 tbsp dark rum
2 tbsp white rum
2 tbsp triple sec
1 tbsp grenadine
1 tbsp orgeat or almond syrup
juice of half a lime

To Garnish

maraschino cherry


Stir all the ingredients in a jug or shake them up in a cocktail shaker. Put a few ice cubes in a tumbler, pour over the mixer ingredients and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Mai Tai Facts & Figures – Local Favorite loved in Hawaii during the Pandemic

According to the latest Google Trends research, between March 2020 to March 2021, people used cocktails to cheer themselves up during the Covid-19 pandemic. Those locked down at home, searched Google for “Mai Tai”, “Hawaiian cocktails”, and other cocktails that you can easily make at home, and the number of such searches massively increased in the USA over the past year.

Out of all of the 50 American states, one state favored the Mai Tai above all other cocktails. Surprise, surprise! This tropical cocktail made with rum and lime juice was found to be the most popular with stay at home drinkers in, you’ve guessed it, Hawaii.

Best Rum for Mai Tai?

We used Bacardi Carta Blanca for white rum and Plantation Original for dark rum.