Bring the tropical flavors of Hawaii home with sweet and refreshing Mai Tais!
I hope all of you dad’s out there enjoyed a fun and relaxing Father’s Day this past weekend! It looked as though we were going to have a bit of a wash out here in Massachusetts but by the afternoon the clouds broke and we had sunshine and blue skies the rest of the day. We were even able to get dad to take a little break from the U.S Open Golf Championship to take a boat ride on the lake!
I don’t know about you but I always find it difficult to shop for my father. What do you buy the man who has everything?
This year I had the brilliant idea of making his favorite drink along with some tasty apps for him to enjoy while kicking back and watching Jordan Spieth take his second big golf tournament win of the year! I have to admit…I’m not a huge golf fan but that was an exciting finish!
Dad gave the Mai Tais a thumbs up and he even shared some with mom and I!
- 1 1/2 Ounces Light rum
- 3/4 Ounce Triple sec
- 3/4 Ounce Orgeat syrup
- 3 Ounces Orange juice
- 3 Ounces Pineapple juice
- Splash Grenadine
- Splash 151Rum
- Splash Dark rum
- Glass full to top with crushed ice
- Fruit ,such as maracino cherries or pineapple and umbrella for garnish
Mix first 5 ingredients in a large glass or shaker and mix well. Pour into serving glass filled to top with crushed ice. Pour one or two capfuls of grenadine, 151 rum and dark rum on top to float. Decorate with fruit and umbrella and serve.
I quardrupled this recipe, mixed it in a large pitcher and chilled in the fridge.
Recipe adapted from Todd Wilburs Top Secret Recipes
I used maraschino cherries and some fresh mint leaves to garnish this Mai Tai along with a little paper umbrella.
These Mai Tais were the perfect way to celebrate a relaxing Father’s Day. They were so delicious we may even need to mix up a batch for dad’s birthday next week!
Make sure you stop back this Thursday! I’ll be sharing the recipe for one of the tasty apps I made for dad too! I’m still having dreams about it and I can’t wait to make it again!
Until then here are some other fabulous summer apps for you to try! Just click on the picture for the recipe!
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