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Drink Like Your Daddy Did: Delicious Mai Tai Recipe For Father’s Day

June 17, 2011

Its origins are disputed – was it Don Beach or the more famous Trader Vic who invented it?  - but what is known is that it was Elvis in the movie ‘Blue Hawaii’ that really catapulted this cocktail to fame in the 50s and 60s.

Mai Tai Elvis movie

Since then, it’s become the grand-daddy of Tiki bar cocktails which makes it perfect for a hot summer night and perfect to mix up for Father’s Day whether you’re the Dad that deserves it or whether you’re mixing it up for one that does.

From our top mixologists here’s the recipe for doing it just right.


Delicious Mai Tai Rum Drink Recipe

Delicious Mai Tai Rum Drink

  • 1 oz Denizen Rum
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine
  • 1/2 Orgeat Syrup
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish
  • Small paper umbrellas for garnish

Combine ingredients together in a shaker with ice and shake until cold and frothy. Strain into a small glass with cracked ice. Garnish with maraschino cherry and paper umbrella.

Free your father.

Free the flavor.


Denizen is a new, award-winning choice in white rum: a blend of three different styles of rum from Jamaica and Trinidad meticulously selected by master blenders in Amsterdam so that you can fully enjoy the new golden age of rum mixology.

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