TGIF! Mai Tai Recipe

My Opa (”grandpa” in dutch) makes THE best mai tais and a few weeks ago I finally remembered to ask him for the recipe.  Delicious! Thought I would share it for a good Friday night treat.  Picture tutorial style!  

(P.S. in my pictures I did a triple batch.)

For 2 (or 4 smaller) serving sizes: 4 oranges, 3 lemons, 2 limes, grenadine for color, sugar (I dont measure but I’d say 1/4th cup), light rum,  dark rum, (pineapple, optional garnish)

Cut citrus and SQUEEZE! I use a 2.99 Target special lemon juice thing. LOL 

Grenadine (just pour a little bit into the fruit juice mixture until it looks grapefruit juice color.)

Add ice to a cup (normally I use real cups but I figured these were cuter for pictures! LOL) Pour light rum about 1/3rd in the cup. Juice almost the rest of the way and then dark rum on top for color. (My husband asked me “how much do I get for being your hand model in these pics?”  My answer:  ”Umm, the pleasure of my company!”)

Add pineapple on the rim and then voila! Beautiful YUMMY friday night beverage! Have a great weekend!


  1. Susan said . . .

    You make everything look great in pictures. Even a drink recipe! Now I HAVE to make myself a drink. Thanks a lot-LOL.

    Posted July 24, 2009 at 8:29 pm | Permalink
  2. monyeen said . . .

    what time shall I be over for drinks? ha!

    Posted July 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Permalink
  3. admin said . . .

    Come on over!!! I made a TRIPLE batch, it should last at least a few hours. ;) HAHA

    Posted July 24, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Permalink
  4. shastina said . . .

    YUM! is that by chance the wine glass from La Cereza? i was so bummed they got rid of those… =(


    Posted July 24, 2009 at 8:51 pm | Permalink
  5. TaraMc said . . .

    Have one for me, okay? :)

    Posted July 24, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Permalink
  6. Marj said . . .

    Um, when can I come over so you can make me one. I’m pretty sure I suck at making drinks!

    Posted July 25, 2009 at 12:06 am | Permalink
  7. Heather Leggett said . . .

    Yummy!! Looks even better in pics!

    Posted July 25, 2009 at 4:06 am | Permalink
  8. Kelly said . . .

    Can’t wait to try it :)

    Posted July 27, 2009 at 12:46 am | Permalink
  9. Melissa said . . .

    YUMMY!!! Not only does it sound fabulous but your shots are so colorful and perfect. How the heck does someone shoot photos of fruit? Products and objects are way beyond me… you do it perfectly, Des!

    Posted August 1, 2009 at 11:17 pm | Permalink
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    Posted August 15, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

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