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 Cinnamon Mai Tai Recipe Cinnamon Mai Tai, serves one

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

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   Cinnamon Mai Tai Recipe   Cinnamon Mai Tai Recipe   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! I was just noticing the metal shaker is all 🙂

    LOVE love LOVE your blog

  • Mmm sounds like the perfect Autumn cocktail. Would have never put pineapple and cinnamon together!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • What a great idea to add cinnamon in for an earthy taste. I am partial to Vietnamese cinnamon though, very spicy!

  • I love that you described this as the perfect drink for a bummer day… that’s amazing.


  • 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!

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

  • 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!


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

  • Looks Delightful….and with the cinnamon sounds really yummy!

  • Wow! That’s a good handful of ingredients, but it looks sooooo tasty! Gotta try it!

  • 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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