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Cocktails | Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai

Posted on August 31, 2013

We went to Oahu this past August and stayed at The Royal Hawaiian. They have a great Mai Tai Bar with super tasty Mai Tais. I found this recipe on Imbibe Magazine. It matches the description of the Mai Tai on the menu and tastes just like it. I left out the maraschino cherry and vanilla bean puree because it was too much of a pain to make for just a few Mai Tais. It still tasted like the Royal Mai Tai.

Yield: 1 servings

Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai


1 ounce Bacardi Silver rum

1/2 ounce Amaretto di Saronno

1/2 ounce Cointreau

1 ounce orange juice

2 ounces pineapple juice

ice cubes

Whaler's Dark Rum float

pineapple wedge, garnish

cherry, garnish



Add first 6 ingredients to a mixing glass. Roll (see technique note). Pour into glass and add a float of Whaler's Dark run and garnish.

Note: Rolling means pouring the contents of the built cocktail from a mixing glass to a Boston shaker tin and back into the glass. This will incorporate the components equally and bring the temperature of the cocktail down without compromising the flavor.


(Ref. "Royal Mai Tai" recipe,