The ultimate tropical cocktail… This Mai Tai is my one of my favorite summertime drinks!
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I have this co-worker… her name is Mimi and she is a hoot to say the least. When certain surgeons are working, she’ll go to the fridge and mix up little concoctions with the juices we have for our patients for them. She calls it her “Virgin Mai Tai”. They expect this little “drink” from her every time they’re working, and she prepares it for them without fail.
If you have to drag your butt to work every day, it might as well be around people you like and get along with. I’m fortunate enough to work with an awesome group of people. We’re serious and all about our job when we need to be, but know how to lighten up and have fun when we can.
Besides, what fun is there in being so austere and serious all the time? (For some reason, I still remember the word austere from 11th grade English… don’t ask me why).
Apparently, there are several different versions of the Mai Tai cocktail. I looked at all of them, and this is my version. Actually it’s the closest I could come up with with what I had on-hand… but it was a damn good cocktail!
What I’ve learned is… to have fun when you can; who says work and fun don’t mix? Life’s too short not to enjoy every minute you can soak up. So I’m going to soak up this Mai Tai right now. Cheers!
- 1 park dark rum
- 1 part light rum
- 2 parts orange juice
- 1 part triple sec
- ½ part lime juice
- Splash of grenadine
- Optional garnish: Orange slice, lime slice, mint sprig and maraschino cherry
- Shake all ingredients (except grenadine) in a shaker with ice. Pour into a tall glass. Splash with grenadine.