Mai Tai…Roe Ae (Out of this World)

No, I’m not talking gibberish. Well, not on this occasion anyway – perhaps after a few too many Mai Tais I might be! The Mai Tai is in fact a delicious cocktail, said to be created in 1944 by Californian restaurateur Victor Bergeron. He made the lovely cocktail for his dear friends visiting from Tahiti (an island in the South Pacific). Tale tells that upon sipping it they exclaimed ‘Mai Tai – Roe Ae’, translating as out of this world.

Mai Tai Recipe, Mai tai

I’ve tried a few and I have to agree with those Tahitians. It’s amazing. So much so, that I thought you might like the recipe. Enjoy! ♥

Recipe: Mai Tai (Serves 1)


♥ 2 measures white rum

♥ 2 measures dark rum

♥ 1 measure orange curacao

♥ 1 measure lime juice

♥ 1 tablespoon of orgeat syrup

♥ 1 tablespoon of grenadine

♥ Cocktail cherries (optional, for decoration)

♥ Pineapple slices (optional, for decoration)

♥ Ice


♥ Pour the white and dark rums, curacao, lime juice, orgeat syrup, grenadine and ice into a cocktail shaker and close the ‘lid’

♥ Shake it vigorously (loud music can help you shake it!) until well frosted

♥ Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass and decorate with the cherries and pineapple slices

If you’re feeling creative, you could even try pouring it into a carved pineapple like my pic. Double points if you do that!

I know that some of the ingredients may be a little trickier to find, but I think it’s worth the extra effort. What do you think? X

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