Spiced Rum Mai Tai

Looking for a fun, summery, island themed drink to celebrate this weekend? Try my super easy Mai Tai.

The secret to my Mai Tai? I buy inexpensive rum (like no more than $9.99) and add spices to it. (shhhh, don't tell anyone!)

And just as a disclaimer: apparently, the "traditional" mai tai does *not* have pineapple juice and uses orgeat. Whatever. This is still pretty damn tasty. Thanks. 

  • 2 shots of homemade spiced rum (recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
  • Splash of orange juice 
  • 1/4 oz of homemade simple syrup (with raw sugar)
  • 1/4 oz of hazelnut syrup
  • Splash of lime
  • Ice
    1. Throw all ingredients into shaker.
    2. Shake, shake, shake.
    3. Pour and Enjoy! 
    • Spiced Rum
    1. Bottle of your fave dark rum
    2. Add spices to taste (sorry, I don't measure). I use 2-3 cinnamon sticks, all-spice, sprinkle of ground organic chili chipotle and black pepper.
    3. Its best if you let it sit overnight

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    Photo: Maui Restaurants Blog