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Makes 1 drink

The reference books say Trader Vic invented the Mai Tai at his Hinkey Dinks Restaurant in Oakland, California. However, Hawaii and drinking Mai Tai's are inseparable. I use Whaler's, the delicious, dark Hawaiian rum.


  • 1 1/2 ounces light or dark rum
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce Almond Sugar Syrup
  • 1/2 ounce real grenadine syrup
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon pineapple juice
  • Fresh pineapple spear, for garnish
  • Straws


Put a large handful of ice in a cocktail shaker. Add rum, Cointreau, almond syrup, grenadine, lime juice, and pineapple juice. Shake well and strain into a chilled old-fashioned glass of ice. Garnish with a pineapple spear and serve with 1 or 2 straws.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Chronicle. All rights reserved.

RecID 1552

nutrition information per serving

221 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 18mg sodium; 24g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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