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Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Recipe

Ernest Ray Gantt, founder of Don the Beachcomber Restaurants, says he invented the Mai Tai at one of his California restaurants in 1933. Victor Bergeron, founder of Trader Vic's restaurants says he invented the drink in 1944. The recipe on this page is one of the Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai recipes, and it is made with grapefruit juice, lime juice, two kinds of rum, orange liqueur, Falernum Syrup, and bitters.

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Beachcomber Mai Tai Ingredients:
-2 ounces of water
-1-1/2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
-1 ounce of fresh grapefruit juice
-1 ounce of sugar syrup
-1 ounce of dark rum
-1-1/2 ounce of golden rum
-1/2 ounce of Cointreau or Triple Sec
-1/2 tablespoon of Falernum syrup
-2 dashes of Angostura bitters
-1 dash of Pernod

Beachcomber Mai Tai Instructions:
Shake all ingredients together with ice and strain into a tall highball glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh fruit and serve with straw.

See also:
- More Tropical Drink Recipes
- Alphabetical Index to All Recipes

More About Don the Beachcomber:
- How Don the Beachcomber Invented the Mai Tai
- Don the Beachcomber Story and Products
- Wikipedia on Don the Beachcomber

More Mai Tai Recipes:
- Trader Vic's Mai Tai Recipe
- Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai Recipe
- Pineapple Mai Tai Recipe
- Tropical Drink Recipes - Main Menu

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