Thursday, April 23, 2015

Best Mai Tai on Kauai?

A while ago, we spent a great week in Kauai, I wrote about the local food in this blog posting and included a bit about the "Best Mai Tai in Kauai" at The Nui in Hanalei.  

It was a good Mai Tai for sure, but the service was not friendly and the place was a dive.  A dive bar is OK with me, however the unfriendly service is certainly never OK, especially in Hawaii!

So, I've been thinking of that Mai Tai and decided to have a go at their "secret".  Here's a damn fine Mai tai to enjoy anywhere!

Hey, one more thing, if you ever need a Mai Tai recipe for a CROWD, here's a party size recipe.  Very good, but not so many ingredients as this specialty version.


 (not shown- Amaretto, which I changed my mind substituted for Orgeat syrup after a couple nights of test batches!  It's a hard job, but someone has to do it.)

Makes 1 large, or 2 small


1 1/2 oz dark rum (with a bit for a "float" on top)
1 1/2 oz coconut rum, like Malibu
3/4 oz triple sec, or orange curacao
3/4 oz amaretto liqueur
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1 1/2oz mango juice, or orange juice
Juice of 1 lime

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Pour in rums, triple sec and amaretto. 
Fill remainder of shaker with the mango and pineapple juice.

Shake until well-blended, then pour into tall glasses filled with ice.
Add a splash of grenadine for color, if desired.
Add garnishes... like slice of orange, wedge of pineapple, maraschino cherry, umbrella, fancy straw and a flower.  Make it amazing!

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