Mai Tai (Difford's recipe)

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There are approximately 279 calories in one serving of Mai Tai (Difford's recipe).

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Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass


Mint sprigs, lime shell & fruit stick

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into glass filled with crushed ice.

1 fl oz Bacardi 8 year old rum
1 fl oz Pineapple rum
1/2 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
3/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 fl oz Giffard Orgeat Syrup
1/4 fl oz Disaronno amaretto
1/4 fl oz Falernum liqueur
1/12 fl oz Giffard Menthe Pastille white crème de menthe
2 dash La Fee Parisienne absinthe

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We love Daiquiris and this is basically a classic Daiquiri with a few bells and whistles: Orange curaçao, lime juice, almond syrup, amaretto, falernum,
white crème de menthe and absinthe.


An adaptation of Victor Bergeron's (Trader Vic's) 1944 classic by yours truly (Simon Difford).

A more detailed history of this drink, along with its variants can be found on our Mai Tai cocktail page.

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