I just spent a week in Hawaii, and with the revival of tiki culture, bars and restaurants are agog over tropical classics. Since it was such a standard drink, everywhere I went, I ordered a mai tai.
There's something tireless about the combination of pineapples, lime, and dark rum — although once I returned home in a lackadaisical state, I served myself a pared-down rendition, something I've started calling the lazy-man's mai tai.
Because it can be made ahead with basic bar ingredients, it's my new favorite refreshment. Want the recipe? Then read on.
- 12 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 cup spiced rum
Juice of 1 lime
2 lime slices, for garnish
- In a mixing glass, stir together pineapple juice, rum, and lime juice. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice, garnished with lime slices.
Makes 2 cocktails.
- Drinks, Cocktails
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