Key Lime Pie-Napple Mai Tai Cocktail Recipe

A major twist on Trader Vic's classic 1944 Mai Tai recipe. It really does taste like key lime pie, with a hint of pineapple, but still includes enough original '44 Mai Tai ingredients to also taste like a Mai Tai. Damn tasty drink! Do not use garbage flavored pineapple rum. Seek out the Plantation Stiggins' Rum, as it's made by infusing actual pineapple rinds into the rum. It's good enough to sip on its own like a whiskey!

Key Lime Pie-Napple Mai Tai
Created 5/27/2020
(Photo is missing mint!)


1.75 oz Pineapple Infused Rum (Plantation Stiggins')
1 oz Lime Juice (Fresh)
1/2 oz Dry Orange Curacao (Pierre Ferrand)
1/4 oz Demerara Rum (Lemon Hart 151)
1/4 oz Key Lime Liqueur (Kē Kē)
1/4 oz Orgeat Syrup (Giffard)
1 dash Angostura Bitters (Bitters are optional, but adds a really nice spicy twist!)

Prepare double rocks or whisky glass by spraying the outside lip with Key Lime extract and coat with crushed animal crackers.

Shake all ingredients 10 seconds with ice, pour into the prepared glass. Top with ice if needed. Garnish with fresh mint, 1 spent lime shell and animal cracker.

Sip, lick the side of the glass and nibble the animal crackers for the truest Key Lime Pie flavor combination.

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Kahuna Kevin
Kahuna Kevin

Tiki Cocktail Bar Guide Author since 2009

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