Cinnamon Mai Tai

Cinnamon Mai Tai Recipe abeautifulmess.comSome days are just Mai Tai days. That's a fact. Mai Tais are my sushi drink, but recently I thought it would be fun to try to create my own recipe at home without a store-bought mix, of course. What's funny is that there are approximately 1 million different ways to make a Mai Tai. I guess that's probably true with most recipes. I had a lot of fun playing around with this recipe this past week until I found my ideal version. If you know another trick or secret ingredient, I'm all ears. 🙂Cinnamon Mai Tai Recipe abeautifulmess.com Cinnamon Mai Tai Recipe abeautifulmess.com Cinnamon Mai Tai, serves one

Light Rum
Dark Rum
Grenadine syrup
Pineapple juice
Half and half
Sour mix
Cinnamon 
Lime 

Cocktail recipe: In a shaker combine 1.5 ounces light rum, 1.5 ounces dark rum, 1/2 a tablespoon grenadine syrup, 1 cup pineapple juice, a splash of half and half (literally just a tiny splash—this is what gives it the pretty creamy color, and it will not affect the flavor at all), a splash of sour mix (recipe below), the juice of half a lime and a dash of cinnamon. Add ice and shake. Serve with a little ice and garnish with a lime slice and a dash of cinnamon on the top. Enjoy! 

Sour Mix Recipe: To make homemade sour mix just combine equal parts lemon juice, water and sugar on the stove top and simmer until the sugar has completely dissolved. I think this sour mix is a million times tastier than the store bought kind, and it's a little more tart as well. You can use the rest to make homemade Whiskey Sours. 😉Cinnamon Mai Tai Recipe abeautifulmess.com   Cinnamon Mai Tai Recipe abeautifulmess.com   Cinnamon Mai Tai Recipe abeautifulmess.com   I hope you enjoy it! I think it's the perfect recipe for a bummer day, a little celebration and everything in between I suppose. Hope you had a killer weekend. xo. Elsie 

  • This looks delicious! I would definitely check out adding the mason shaker to your bar collection. I just moved into my own place and it adds a flare of vintage! http://www.masonshaker.com/products/the-mason-shaker. I was just noticing the metal shaker is all 🙂

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  • Mmm sounds like the perfect Autumn cocktail. Would have never put pineapple and cinnamon together!
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  • What a great idea to add cinnamon in for an earthy taste. I am partial to Vietnamese cinnamon though, very spicy!
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  • I love that you described this as the perfect drink for a bummer day… that’s amazing.

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  • SO cool! I was looking at some cocktail recipes this past weekend and was desperately trying to find a GOOD (not filled with artificial ingredients) Orgeat Syrup, which is Traditionally used in Mai Tais!
    I wasn’t able to get my hands on it, but found several recipes about how to make it, and am planning on making it soon!
    It’s almond based, and i can only imagine how delicious a fresh homemade version would be mixed into this cocktail!

  • Looks like a fun drink. I love how creative you get with cocktails!

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  • We love cocktails and cinnamon, we try to do this!

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  • It’s Monday morning and I’m craving this already!! Bad sign for the week ahead… Haha. Looks delicious!

  • Trader Vic’s makes great Mai Tais. But I also love your cinnamon version, which I will surely try some time!

  • This looks so yummy! And can I please just say that I can’t to hear that you’ve started converting your recipes to Mocktails because of a soon-to-be-can’t-wait for news of a wee baby Larson on the way one of these days :)))) <3 hee hee

  • OMG. Cinnamon is my absolute favorite spice and I’m trying to find ways to incorporate it into all aspects of my life. I must try this. Thank you for sharing!

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  • This just looks sooo yummy looking. Love the colour that the Mai Tai makes.

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  • Looks Delightful….and with the cinnamon sounds really yummy!
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  • Wow! That’s a good handful of ingredients, but it looks sooooo tasty! Gotta try it!

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  • Looks yummy! I love that you’re using Cruzan here, it’s produced in my hometown and it’s great to see it get recognition stateside.

  • Leave it to Emma and Elsie to come up with some of the most amazing and creative ideas! 😉

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