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the best mai tai cocktail

Mai Tai Cocktail

The Best Mai Tai Recipe from Maui

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Author Stefanie Fauquet


  • 1 oz Maui Pineapple Rum
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 oz Coconut Rum
  • 2 1/2 oz sugar-lime syrup simple syrup
  • Dark rum for floater
  • 2 lime wedges for muddling
  • Pineapple wedges for muddling
  • Orange wedges for muddling
  • Pineapple leaves for garnish
  • Lime wheel for garnish


  1. Muddle pineapple rum, Grand Marnier, coconut rum and 2 1/2 oz freshly made sugar-lime syrup with 2 fresh limes wedges + 2 pineapple wedges + 2 orange wedges.
  2. Strain and pour over crushed ice in a snifter glass. Top with a dark rum floater & garnish with pineapple leaves and a lime wheel.