We love a good mai tai, so we decided to transform an exotic favorite into a cocktail appropriate for fall. Try our apple-flavored mai tai recipe then make it for all your friends. It’s a great tailgate libation because the results are unbelievably festive!
The traditional mai tai is made with light and dark rum and orange-flavored liqueurs. We traded in the oranges for apples and ditched the dark spiced rum for its lighter, crisper compatriot. We then used all the classic ingredients (maraschino cherries and pineapple spears) to garnish right down to the little umbrella.
The liquor really packs a punch, so we added a splash of club soda to the recipe. It makes the apple flavor a little more effervescent and the cherry subtler. Cheers!
Cinnamon Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe
- 1 oz Fireball liqueur
- 1 oz white rum
- 1 oz apple liqueur
- 3 oz apple cider
- 3 oz club soda
- splash grenadine
- pineapple spears, for garnish if desired
- maraschino cherries, for garnish if desired
- Combine liquid ingredients, except for the grenadine, in a small pitcher with ice then stir completely.
- Fill fresh glasses with ice then add a splash of grenadine to each. Pour in mixed liquors then add pineapple, slices and maraschino cherries for garnish, if desired.
Mai tai in Tahitian means ‘out of this world’!