Holiday Vibes Mai Tai

Holiday Vibes Mai Tai What do people drink in Palm Springs at Christmas time? These are the questions that keep me up at night.

As you all know, one of my hobbies is pretending I live in Palm Springs. I’m the biggest wannabe Palm Springs resident ever. Need a pair of giant sunglasses, bunch of giant pool floaties that only get used once a year, or a drink with an umbrella themed after EVERY season?

I’m here for you!

Now let’s see if I can pull off a holiday-flavored Mai Tai! It’s still super fruity and delicious, but I replaced a couple flavors with cranberry and clementine. Does that count? (Please say yes?!)

Holiday Vibes Mai Tai Holiday Vibes Mai Tai, serves one.

cranberry juice
pineapple juice
juice of two clementines
juice of 1/2 a lime
grenadine syrup
dark rum (or whatever rum you have on hand!)

In a shaker combine 3 ounces cranberry juice, 3 ounces pineapple juice, clementine juice, lime juice, 1 ounce grenadine syrup and 2 ounces of dark rum.

I garnished mine with green sugar sprinkles, some fresh cranberries, a clementine wedge and an umbrella—of course!

Holiday Vibes Mai Tai Holiday Vibes Mai Tai The green sugar rim is a little cray, but I think it makes it more festive.

Holiday Vibes Mai Tai Holiday Vibes Mai Tai Well, there you go! I’ve just provided you with a reasonable excuse to make a Mai Tai in the middle of winter. You owe me big time.

Holiday Vibes Mai Tai Cheers to the best holiday season ever! The holidays aren’t perfect, but cocktails help. xx- Elsie

Credits // Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions

  • Elsie, I might just make these for my summer solstice celebration in Australia. I grew up in Ohio and Xmas in the summer heat down under is just not the same. I don’t understand how people can sing the traditional winter wonderland songs/decorate with Santa in a fur suit when there’s never any snow in the sub tropics. Beach it up is going to be my plan this year! 😉

  • Great coctail!!! And it looks amazing!

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  • This looks so good. I had no idea that’s how they got the sugar on the glass. Mush simpler than I though

  • Hahah, I grew up in Palm Springs, and let me tell you, I wish we had known about this AMAZING beverage while I was there ;). We definitely had ice-cream and pool parties year round, I’ll tell you that much!

    • I Envy you pool parties for Christmas. Althought we live where it can snow a lot. We never go sledding lol.


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