mai tai

\ ˈmī-ˌtī How to pronounce mai tai (audio) \
plural mai tais

Definition of mai tai

: a cocktail made with rum, curaçao, orgeat, lime, and fruit juices

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Islands Restaurants will celebrate the day with its signature mai tai cocktail. Carolina Gusman,, "San Diego restaurants burst 4th with Independence Day specials," 28 June 2018 Any of the mixed drinks, such as a mai tai or a pineapple mule, can be served in a frozen pineapple. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney’s Hawiian resort Aulani offers a melting pot of dining options," 8 June 2018 Though the menu changes often, the plate of honeycomb, Humboldt Fog cheese and apples is a staple, as is the mai tai, mixed with a macadamia nut orgeat syrup. Martha Cheng, WSJ, "3 Perfect Days on Kauai: The Quintessential Hawaiian Island," 21 Mar. 2018 The Tamarack Deck at Park 101 has added its version of a traditional mai tai to its cocktail program. Carolina Gusman,, "Watch out, Capt. Morgan — new double-aged rum invades San Diego's cocktail scene," 8 Mar. 2018 Rudisell plans a classic mai tai as well as contemporary takes on tiki-era drinks. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "20 best Indianapolis area restaurants opening in 2018," 18 Dec. 2017 The one of a mai tai-sipping Santa, located in the hotel’s porte cochere, contains 50 tons of sand. Jay Jones,, "How Honolulu's hotels get decked out for the holidays," 11 Dec. 2017 But oh how the mai tai has suffered, not the least at Bergeron's own hands. David Wondrich, Esquire, "Mai Tai Recipe," 17 June 2015 Rudisell, who’s also behind Rook and Black Market, plans a classic mai tai as well as contemporary takes on tiki-era drinks. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The hottest fall restaurant openings in Indianapolis," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of mai tai

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mai tai

Tahitian maitai good

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