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Mai Tai

by Matthias Klenk
Mai Tai

The Mai Tai is a refreshing cocktail with a perfect balance of sweet orgeat syrup, lime and orange notes and the aroma of rum.

Mai Tai recipe


  • 60 ml rum
  • 30 ml Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • 15 ml Orgeat syrup
  • Lime and/or pineapple wedge
  • ice


  1. Place all ingredients except the ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake well for at least 10-15 seconds.
  3. Pour the ice into a cocktail glass and pour the contents of the shaker over it.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lime and/or pineapple chunk.

Mai Tai Cocktail Rezept

Can I replace rum with other alcohol?

Yes, you can replace the rum in a Mai Tai with other types of alcohol such as gin or vodka. However, you should adjust the quantities as the different types of alcohol have different strengths.

What is Orgeat syrup?

Orgeat syrup is a sweet non-alcoholic syrup made from almonds, sugar and other spices. It is a classic in many cocktails, especially those with rum.

What goes better with Mai Tai: Cointreau or Triple Sec?

It depends on which flavor you prefer. Cointreau has a slightly sweet and spicy taste, while triple sec has a slightly bitter and sharp taste.

Which cocktail tastes similar to Mai Tai?

One cocktail that tastes similar to the Mai Tai is the Hurricane. The Hurricane is usually based on rum or gin and also contains Cointreau, lime juice and Orgeat syrup.

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About the autor:

Matthias Klenk

Matthias Klenk

Ich stehe auf regionale Produkte. Ob Wein, Bier, Limos oder Säfte sollten meine Getränke - und auch Lebensmittel - aus der Region kommen. Am liebsten von kleinen Manufakturen.