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Trader Vic's Mai Tai (Original)
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Trader Vic's Mai Tai Recipe (Present Day)

By the early 1960s, the Mai Tai had emerged as one of the world's most popular alcoholic beverages.  Capitalizing on this success, Trade Vic's son, Victor Bergeron, III, decided to commercialize production of his father's rum-based libation by producing the brand's own Trader Vic's Jamaican Rum and Trader Vic's Mai Tai Mix, which are still in use in the iconic tiki restaurant today.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, mai tai, Trader Vic's
Servings: 1
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Zuzu Gates


  • 2 oz Trader Vic's Mai Tai Rum
  • 4 oz Trader Vic's Mai Tai Mix
  • Juice from one fresh lime
  • 1 cup cubed ice
  • 1 cup shaved ice


  • Combine Mai Tai Rum, Mai Tai Mix, lime juice, and cubed ice into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously (and we mean VIGOROUSLY, it truly makes the difference between a good Mai Tai and a great Mai Tai). Strain into an old fashioned glass over shaved ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 16mg