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Passion Fruit Mai Tai

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The Passion Fruit Mai Tai is a tropical twist on the classic Mai Tai, blending the exotic flavor of passion fruit with the refreshing notes of mint, lime, and rum. This vibrant cocktail is a perfect blend of sweet and tangy, with layers of complexity that transport you to a sunny beach with every sip. The combination of light and dark rum adds depth, while a hint of triple sec and simple syrup balance the flavors for a delightful, refreshing drink.

Tasting Notes

The first sip of the Passion Fruit Mai Tai greets you with a burst of tangy passion fruit and the refreshing aroma of fresh mint. The bright acidity of lime juice cuts through the sweetness, creating a well-balanced, invigorating start.

As the flavors unfold, the smooth and slightly sweet light rum mingles with the tropical notes, adding a subtle warmth that enhances the overall experience.In the finish, the richness of the dark rum emerges, providing a deeper, more robust flavor that lingers pleasantly on the palate.

The triple sec contributes a hint of orange zest, complementing the fruity profile without overpowering it. The simple syrup ties everything together with a gentle sweetness, ensuring each sip is perfectly harmonious and leaving you craving more.

Tips & Tricks

Use flavored simple syrups such as vanilla or ginger to add an extra dimension of flavor to the cocktail.

Replace the dark rum with spiced rum to add a layer of warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, enhancing the tropical feel.

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Passion Fruit Mai Tai

Passion Fruit Mai Tai


  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves
  • 3 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 0.5 oz lime juice
  • 0.5 oz triple sec
  • 0.25 oz simple syrup
  • extra mint for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker add your mint leaves, ice, and all the ingredients except the dark rum.
  2. Shake very well to combine.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Pour the dark rum slowly over the back of a spoon, into the drink, so it stays mostly on the top.
  5. Garnish with half a passion fruit and fresh mint, if desired, and serve.


If you like the flavor you might swap the simple syrup for orgeat in this, to give it a more authentic Mai Tai feel.

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