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Mai Tai Cocktail
The quintessential tiki cocktail, the Mai Tai was invented in the mid-twentieth century as the craze for all things Polynesian swept the country. It is named after the Tahitian word for "good."



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Vigorously shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaf, pineapple, cherry and lime.

Jamaican or other types of rum may also be used. A common variation is 1 1/2 oz white rum and 1/2 oz dark rum.