Mai Tai Drink – get all the taste of the tropics with this fruity and refreshing cocktail!
This post is sponsored by Princess Cruises. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
When I think of sitting on the beach or by the pool on a tropical vacation there are a few drinks I think of. Frozen Strawberry Margaritas are one of them and a Mai Tai drink is another. There is just something about a fruity cocktail that screams vacation, warm weather, and the tropics.
Recently when I was on a Caribbean Cruise I actually had my first Mai Tai ever! We actually had a Mai Tai sorbet as a pallet cleanser during the chefs dinner one night. It was cool, fruity, and so tasty I new I had to try the real cocktail!
The Caribbean Princess ship that we were on is a Medallion Class ship. That means not only do you have the absolute best and fast internet at sea, you also have all sorts of great apps that you can use to play games, find your way around the ship, and even order food and drinks to be delivered to you! So I used the app to order Mai Tai drinks to our room while we were getting ready for dinner one night.
What is in a Mai Tai
- Pineapple juice
- Orange juice
- Triple sec or other orange liqueur
- White rum
- Dark rum
- Simple Syrup
- Grenadine or maraschino cherry juice
The list might seem a little long for a cocktail, but trust me it is worth it! The two kinds of rum give it great flavor and keep it from not being too see. The pineapple and orange juice make it tropical and refreshing. And it is just the perfect drink to take you back to your vacation.
How to Make a Mai Tai
You want your drink to be nice and cold, so this is where a martini shaker comes in really handy. All you do is fill it will ice and then add your pineapple juice, orange juice, triple sec, both types of rum and the simple syrup. Then you shake it really well until the shaker is crazy cold and pour into a glass filled with ice. The final touch is to add a splash of grenadine at the end. It will sink to the bottom and give that pretty pink at the bottom. You can garnish with orange slices, a cherry, and even a pineapple wedge if you have one.
I am so excited I don’t have to wait until I cruise the Caribbean again to enjoy this drink. This Mai Tai drink will be on repeat all summer long!
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- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3 oz dark rum
- 2 oz white rum
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz simple syrup
- Splash Grenadine (can use maraschino cherry juice)
- Fill a martini shaker with ice. Add pineapple juice, orange juice, dark rum, white rum, triple sec and simple syrupr.
- Shake well until very cold
- Pour over ice. Add a splash of grenadine at the end.
- Garnish with orange slices, cherries or a pineapple wedge.
Amount Per ServingCalories 330Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 7mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 0gSugar 30gProtein 1g