Passion Fruit Mai Tai

"This one is called MAI TAI - Guerilla Edition Victor J. Bergeron claimed to have invented the Mai Tai in 1944 at his restaurant, Trader Vic's, in Oakland, California.[ Trader Vic's rival, Don the Beachcomber, claimed to have created it in 1933 at his then-new bar named for himself (later a famous restaurant) in Hollywood. Don the Beachcomber's recipe is more complex than that of Vic's and tastes quite different. The Trader Vic's story of its invention is that the Trader (Victor J. Bergeron) created it one afternoon for some friends who were visiting from Tahiti. One of those friends, Carrie Guild, tasted it and cried out: "Maita'i roa ae!" (literally "very good!", figuratively "Out of this world! The best!")—hence the name."
-- @guerillamixology
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Prep time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 1

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  • 4 ounces Rum
  • 4 ounces Pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 passtion fruit
  • 1/2 ounces simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounces Rose's lime
  • Dash of cinnamon


  • Step 1

    Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled Tiki cup filled with crushed ice. Garnish fancy.