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Best Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

Mai Tai is your drink if you are looking for a complex, flavorful beverage that is impossible to put down. Inspired by our days lounging next to the pool at Mirage in Vegas, this succulent drink is tropical perfection!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 4 oz light rum
  • 1 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • maraschino cherries or orange peels for garnish, if desired


  • In a shaker, combine light rum, Triple Sec, coconut rum and orange juice with 2 ice cubes. Shake vigorously and pour evenly into two glasses.
  • Float 1/2 oz. of dark rum on top of each drink. Serve with a straw and garnish as desired.


  • Replace Triple Sec with any orange liqueur.
  • Floating a bit of fresh lime juice or pineapple juice on the top is delish!
  • Serve over crushed ice, if desired.
  • Options for garnishes: maraschino cherries, orange slices or lime or pineapple wedges. Don't forget the drink umbrella!


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 113mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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