Mai Tai recipe

Mentioned on the CD “Going to Kaleponi“, here is the recipe for the Mai Tais that come from Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach, California.

It was purportedly invented at the Trader Vic’s restaurant in Oakland, California, in 1944. Trader Vic’s rival, Don the Beachcomber, claimed to have created it in 1933 at his then-new bar named for himself (later a famous restaurant) in Hollywood. Don the Beachcomber’s recipe is more complex than that of Vic’s and tastes quite different. [Source: Wikipedia]

Don the Beachcomber's Mai Tai
Don the Beachcomber’s Mai Tai

Don the Beachcomber’s Mai Tai

  • 1 oz gold rum
  • 1 1/2 oz Meyers’s Plantation rum
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1/4 oz falernum
  • 6 drops Pernod or Herbsaint
  • Dash of Angostura bitters

Shake well with crushed ice.

Pour unstrained into a double old-fashioned glass.

Garnish with 4 mint sprigs

Recipe by Don the Beachcomber circa 1933.

Enjoy with or without a guitar
Enjoy with or without a guitar

Recipe from:

Martin at Don the Beachombers, 11th March 2012