The original Mai Tai cocktail was created in 1944, by a bartender known as Trader Vic, or Victor Jules Bergeron, in Oakland, San Francisco and brought to Hawaii in 1953. Many have tried to improve this recipe, which stands as the most revered and enjoyed of all Hawaiian cocktails. Keep those summer vibes going with this citrusy tropical cocktail whether you are poolside or just imagining yourself at the beach—sit back, relax, and enjoy!
• 1 oz. Bacardi Rum
• 1 tsp. cherry vanilla puree
• ½ oz. Amaretto Disaronno Originale
• ½ oz. Cointreau
• 1 oz. fresh orange juice
• 2 oz. fresh pineapple juice
• ½ oz. Whaler’s Dark Rum (float)
METHOD: Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice, then roll the shaker and pour out of a shaker tin into a large glass. Next, add the float of Whaler’s Dark Rum atop for a gradient effect. Finally, garnish with a parasol, cherry, pineapple, and lime wedge. Cheers!