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Mai tai drink with fruit garnish, close-up

Ingredients

3 ounces light rum
1 1/2 ounces dark rum
1 -ounce Orange Curacao
2 ounces fresh pineapple juice
1 -ounce fresh orange juice
1/2 -ounce fresh lime juice
Dash grenadine

How to make The Traditional Mai Tai Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with crushed ice.

Shake vigorously until the shaker is well-chilled and frosty on the outside.

Pour (unstrained) into a double Old Fashioned glass.

Garnish with half of a juiced lime and a fresh mint sprig.

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Henrique Kerch

I’m a Caracas native, living in Chicago. I have a passion for travel, culture, food, adventure and discovering new places off the beaten path. I still remember the first trip I took internationally as a child and the excitement that it was to know that everyone will speak another language. Traveling was cool—waking up early to make the trip to the airport, packing too much and then realizing it’s much better to pack light.

Now a travel writer, I get to see new places continually, check out new restaurants, and talk about my experiences. Just as I’m about to be done with a trip, I see myself at the airport daydreaming while staring at the departure board thinking about my next destination.