This week, I am back with a classic drink that everyone loves – an easy Mai Tai recipe. And if rum isn’t your alcohol of choice, don’t worry; we have plenty of other cocktail recipes for you!
Last week, we shared one of my favorite rum drinks, Another Day in Paradise. Life is good, and my husband and I love enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail on a weekend or at the end of a long day.
We learned some amazing rum drink recipes at Beaches Resorts when we traveled there in October and are excited to continue sharing them with you. An easy Mai Tai recipe that reminds you of the beach and vacation is a must for every home.
A guaranteed hit for happy hour. This recipe from Beaches Resorts is a tried-and-true favorite in our home. I hope it brings some Caribbean love to your happy hour as it does ours.
Get our popular summer cocktail recipes ebook for only $2.99! These drink recipes are perfect for any thirsty desire!
Easy Mai Tai Recipe
What does it take to make a good mai tai? Mai tais are a rum-based cocktail, so you will want some rum. We used Appleton Special Rum and then our favorite dark rum for this recipe.
You can use any rum you’d like, though we suggest sticking with the Appleton Special due to its flavor profile. You can’t make a tropical cocktail without tropical juices.
This recipe calls for pineapple juice and lime juice. The pineapple adds a good amount of sweetness, but we will go a little further with some orange curacao and simple syrup.
Together, these ingredients make up one of the best tropical cocktails around.
Directions for Easy Mai Tai Recipe
Add all ingredients for this easy Mai Tai recipe to a cocktail shaker and shake. If you want to reduce the juice a bit, you can also do that and then top this Mai Tai with Club Soda for a refreshing twist.
We had so much fun at Beaches Resorts and loved learning so many new rum cocktails during our Mixology class. Beaches Resorts has activities for everyone in the family, making it the ultimate family vacation – so ultimate that we have gone two years in a row.
It is the one place our children wanted to return to this year.
My Summer Cocktail Recipes eBook is the perfect companion to all of those beautiful summer parties you’ll be throwing…and year-round, for that matter!
Easy Mai Tai
- 1 oz Appleton Special Rum
- 1/2 oz Orange Curacao
- 1/2 oz Dark Rum
- 5 oz pineapple juice
- dash of lime juice
- dash of simple syrup
- Add all ingredients for this easy Mai Tai recipe to a cocktail shaker and shake.
- Pour into glass of your choice.
- Garnish with a slice of orange or pineapple and toss in an umbrella for the ultimate escape.
More Cocktail Recipes
Sparkling Cucumber Cooler with Gin Cocktail Recipe | Cocktails can be absolutely refreshing, especially with the right recipes.
Blackberry Lemonade Margaritas | Lemonade makes for another great summer cocktail, and you can even make this one a slushy recipe, too!
Fireball Whisky Cocktail with Passion Fruit | Fireball is definitely a drink that should be taken seriously; one wrong move, and you can find yourself past your limit pretty quickly.
Yellow Bird Rum Cocktail | We also learned how to make this amazing cocktail while on our trip, and now, we get to share it with you.
Sparkling Blood Orange Margarita | There is nothing like a margarita except a sparkling margarita that fits into multiple seasons of the year and tastes amazing!