Wednesday, June 10, 2009



The Mai Tai

When in Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, I suggest staying at the famous "pink palace of the pacific" - The Royal Hawaiian.

Opened in 1927, it is the only hotel truly on the Waikiki beach front.

Here's a recipe for the famous Mai Tai cocktail (one of my favourites). Most of the time, someone will gladly make this for you, but just incase...

Mai Tai
serves 4

125ml (1/2 cup) cold water
100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
2 cups crushed ice
125ml (1/2 cup) white rum
60ml (1/4 cup) amaretto liqueur
60ml (1/4 cup) fresh lime juice
125ml (1/2 cup) dark rum

Place water & sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and bring to boil for 2 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly. Remove from heat & set aside for 30 minutes or until cooled.

Divide the ice among 4 serving glasses. Pour over the white rum and top with amaretto. Continue layering with orange curacao sugar syrup, lime juice and dark rum. Garnish with mini umbrella, plastic animals, cherries, pineapple etc. Serve immediately.

Takes 5 minutes (plus 30 mins cooling time)

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