A Mai Tai drink with garnish

Classic Mai Tai Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

This Mai Tai cocktail is a classic, delicious drink that everyone will enjoy! The sweet flavors of this drink go perfectly with a spicy dinner!



  • 1/2 ounce red grenadine
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce Orange Curaçao
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum

For Garnish:

  • Orange slices
  • Pineapple wedges
  • Lime slices
  • Lemon slices
  • Cherries
  • Paper umbrellas
  • 2 oz. Malibu Spiced rum


  1. Pour the grenadine into the bottom of a glass.
  2. Fill the glass about halfway with ice, then slowly pour in the orange juice, pineapple juice, Orange Curaçao and light rum. Don’t stir the drink at this point.
  3. Float the dark rum on top if using and then add garnish.
  4. Serve with an umbrella for stirring.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: American

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