DIY Mai Tai Cocktail recipes – Bar Box
  One of the most iconic classic tiki cocktails is Mai Tai. This is the most bastardized one too. Mai Tai showcases the Great Rum. White rum and dark rum combination is used in the preparation of Mai Tai. Lighter bodied and fruity white rum and juicy banana, burnt sugar, vanilla flavoured dark rum makes your mouth feel richer. If you were ever
wondering how to make a perfect Mai Tai cocktail you are at the right place. But before getting into the recipe let us now get to know what Mai Tai is.

What is Mai Tai?

As the story says, in the year 1944, a person called Victor Bergeron prepared a new drink for his friend who came from Tahiti. His friend was very impressed by the blended drink. Actually in his drink Bergeron used rum, some orange Curacao from Holland, fresh lime juice, orgeat from French, rock candy syrup. He garnished this with lime wedges and mint sprig. Bergeron's friend after tasting the drink exclaimed, "Mai Tai-Roa Ae" (Meaning out of this world- The best. ) This is how the Mai Tai got its name.

How do we get ORGEAT syrup?

Almonds, water, sugar, orange flower water are the ingredients of orgeat syrup. This is the reason for the appearance of the tropical cocktail. Orange flower water gives the orgeat a special taste. Now let's check out the two different recipes of Mai Tai.


Required ingredients:

Fresh lemon juice- 30 ml
White rum- 30 ml
Aged rum- 30 ml
Lemon wedge- 1
Simple syrup- 7 ml
Curacao- 30 ml
Mint sprig- 1
Orgeat- 7 ml
 BarBox - Classic Mai Tai


*Take a cocktail shaker.

*Add white rum, aged rum, simple syrup, orgeat, curacao into the shaker.

*Squeeze half lemon juice in this mixture. *It is time to add ice to the shaker.

*Now shake the container vigorously until the outer part of the shaker becomes cold.

*This can be done for 20 seconds.

*Empty the shaker into cocktail glass.

*At the time of serving you can garnish this with mint sprig and left out half lemon wedge..

Now let us move on to the most refreshing and fruity Mai Tai cocktail recipe. Each and every ingredient of Mai Tai adds a deep flavour to this refreshing cocktail. The sweetness of pineapple and orgeat syrup is perfectly balanced by the lime juice. It is up to you to replace orgeat with simple syrup and a few drops of almond extract. And the second thing is that this Mai Tai tastes so good and too delicious when purely tried with white rum. It takes only 5 minutes of your time to prepare this delicious Mai Tai. Check out the recipe here,


Required ingredients:

Fresh lime juice- 1 1/2 tablespoons

Pineapple juice- 1/4 cup

Orgeat syrup or simple syrup-1 tablespoon

White rum- 2 tablespoons

Dark rum- 1 tablespoon

Dry orange curacao- 1 tablespoon

Maraschino cherry juice- 1 teaspoon

Pineapple slice

Mint sprig

Maraschino cherry

BarBox - Island Mai Tai



*Take a cocktail shaker.

*Add white rum, dark rum, pineapple juice, maraschino cherry juice, curacao, fresh lime juice, orgeat syrup to the shaker.

*Now add the required amount of ice.

*Shake the container well for about 20 seconds.

*Empty the shaker into rocks glass.

*At the time of serving, garnish it with pineapple slices, mint sprig and cherry.

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  • Rajesh said:

    I want to learn some more cocktails also with their history

    March 15, 2023

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