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Guys did you know June 30th is National Mai Tai day? I can’t think of a better way to toast the beginning of summer than with an icy cold mai tai. Did you know Mai Tai translates to “out of this world?” Legend has it that Victor Bergeron concocted the cocktail and tested it on a few friends visiting from Tahiti when one exclaimed “Mai-Tai-Roa Aé”, which translates to “Out of this world!” And I agree.
This classic tiki cocktail is the ultimate summer sipper. Today I’m sharing my personal favorite variation made with passion fruit juice plus two rums Zacapa Rum and Myer’s dark rum. A splash of fresh lime juice along with gran mariner and we’re all set to lounge by the pool. Salud!
- 4 ounces Zacapa Rum 23
- 2 ounces Grand Marnier
- 8 ounces fresh passion fruit juice
- ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
- Ice cubes
- 2 ounces Myer’s dark rum
- Lime wedges and orange slices for garnish
Mix first 3 ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Place ice in glasses. Divide mix among glasses and float 1 tablespoon of dark rum over each glass. Garnish with lime wedge.