Blue Mai Tai

by liliana
Blue Mai Tai

Looking for a summer cocktail that will impress your friends? Look no further than the Blue Mai Tai. With its sweet and sour tropical flavors, it’s the perfect drink for summer. Plus, it’s easy to make – just follow these simple steps.

Blue Mai Tai

Blue Mai Tai Recipe

Serves: 1 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 281 calories 1 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 1/2 oz dark rum
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz mango juice or mango puree
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp grenadine
  • 1/2 oz blue curaçao
  • pineapple slice
  • maraschino cherry
  • pineapple palm leaf
  • Jigger


  1. Fill a glass with ice to the top.
  2. Next, add 1 ½ oz. of dark rum into the glass.
  3. Pour in pineapple juice, and then mango juice.
  4. Add grenadine.
  5. Finally, add blue curaçao last.
  6. Garnish with a palm leaf from the head of a pineapple, a pineapple slice, and a cherry.


  • You can drink this as is or stir it up. If you stir it up, it will turn a beautiful aqua color.

FAQs about Blue Mai Tai

Do I have to pour slowly to create the layers in this cocktail?

It is not required to pour slowly for this drink, although you can if you prefer to have clear layers. This cocktail doesn’t have any distinct layers; rather, it resembles a vibrant tie-dye beverage. Pouring the layers properly is crucial when constructing this blue Hawaiian mai tai; rum should be added first so that it settles at the bottom. If you prefer, stir everything together in the glass to get a lovely aqua-blue hue. This luscious blue Hawaiian mai tai is sweet and energizing, with tropical pineapple and mango tastes enhanced by dark rum, blue curacao, and grenadine. It’s the ideal beverage to enjoy in the summer.

How the Mai Tai cocktail got its name?

According to cookbook author Rick Rodgers, “Victor Jules Bergeron, Jr., founder of the tiki restaurants that bear his nickname “Trader Vic’s,” claimed to have invented the Mai Tai when he had an overstock of rum. When he served it to a guest, the drinker supposedly exclaimed “Maita‘i! roa!”, a Tahitian phrase loosely translated as “way cool!” Vic’s rival, Don the Beachcomber, the eponymous owner of his own Polynesian restaurants, also claims to have invented the Mai Tai, but of course, years earlier. Whoever it was, we thank them.” We’ll drink to that.


Liliana Kitchen hopes you enjoyed this recipe for a Blue Mai Tai Cocktail! It’s definitely one of my favorites- the blue curacao gives it such a beautiful color and the flavors are really refreshing. Thank you for reading, if you give it a try, be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below. Cheers!

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