Really the only way to enjoy a proper Mai Tai is to forget about the fruit juice, and buy yourself some very good rum (though being steps away from the ocean while being shaded by a palm tree helps as well). These are a vacation staple for us, 2 kinds of rum are required and after much experimentation and an even longer quest for the proper ingredients in a foreign country, this is Brock’s favorite recipe – enjoy!
Brock’s Mai Tai – makes 1 strong drink!
2 oz. white rum
1 oz. dark rum
Mix all ingredients except the dark rum in a shaker with ice, shake well, and then strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Use a spoon to float the dark rum on top and garnish with a pineapple wedge.