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5 Fun and Flirty Frozen Mai Tai Recipes for Valentine's Day

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Fresh and feisty, mai tais symbolize island adventures and free-spirited romance, making them the perfect drink to enjoy on Valentine's Day.

Adorned with a colorful island flower, mai tais have been delighting beachgoers since the now-classic cocktail was first invented in California in the early 20th century. 

Mai tais really are synonymous with good times - the name is derived from "maita'i," the Tahitian word for "good." Celebrate good times with your loved one on Valentine's Day with the five fun and flirty frozen mai tai recipes below, made with your Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker®

To stick with the classic mai tai formula, be sure to use orgeat syrup and curacao. Orgeat syrup is made from sugar, almonds and orange flower water or rose water, while curaçao is a liqueur made with orange peels. If you can't find orgeat syrup in a liquor store or at you grocer's, you can order it online. 

1. The Classic Mai Tai 
You and your sweetheart have history - and so does the mai tai. It's simply a good thing that lasts, just like your love. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce dark rum 
  • 1 ounce white rum 
  • 1/2 ounce curaçao
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat syrup 
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish 
  • Pineapple wedges for garnish 

Directions
Add ice to the ice reservoir and all remaining ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® glass jar. Concoct and pour into glasses. Garnish each concoction with a maraschino cherry, pineapple wedge and mini paper umbrella and enjoy. 

mai tai You don't need plane tickets to escape - all you need is a frozen mai tai!

2. Sweet Coconut Mai Tai 
Coconut gives the classic mai tai a sweet and dreamy twist. A honey-and-coconut glass rim makes the concoction extra festive for Valentine's Day.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces white rum 
  • 1 ounce cream of coconut 
  • 1/2 ounce curaçao
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat syrup 
  • Splash of lime juice
  • Splash of pineapple juice
  • Coconut flakes for glass rim 
  • Honey for glass rim 
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish 

Directions
To prepare glasses, dip glass rims in honey and then in the coconut flakes. Add ice to the ice reservoir and all remaining ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® glass jar. Concoct and pour into prepared glasses. Garnish each concoction with a maraschino cherry and enjoy. 

3. Island Romance Mai Tai 
Gently swaying palm trees, bright orange sunsets, sparkling waterfalls ... tropical islands set the stage for an unforgettable romance. You don't need to get plane tickets to escape to paradise with your loved one, however - you can just make this flirty mai tai made with delectable island fruits. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum 
  • 1/2 ounce curaçao
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat syrup 
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce guava juice 
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup mango chunks 
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish 
  • Pineapple wedges for garnish 
  • Mango cubes for garnish

Directions
Add ice to the ice reservoir and all remaining ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® glass jar. Concoct and pour into glasses. Garnish each concoction with a maraschino, pineapple wedge and mango cube and enjoy. 

mai tai Fun and flirty, the mai tai is the perfect drink for Valentine's Day.

4. Spiced Mai Tai 
A red-hot romance deserves an adventures Valentine's Day concoction with some heat. A cinnamon-sugar glass rim keeps that balance of sweet and sassy that you love so much. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce white rum 
  • 1 ounce dark rum 
  • 1/2 ounce curaçao
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat syrup 
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon plus extra for glass rims 
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons honey 

Directions
Combine brown sugar and extra cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip glasses in honey and then in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to prepare rims. Then, add ice to the ice reservoir and all remaining ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® glass jar. Concoct, pour into prepared glasses and enjoy.

5. Berry Beautiful Mai Tai 
Serenade your lover with a berry mai tai in a gorgeous pink-and-purple hue. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces white rum 
  • 1/2 ounce curaçao
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat syrup 
  • Splash fresh lime juice 
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries 
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries 
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish 
  • Strawberry halves for garnish 

Directions
Add ice to the ice reservoir and all remaining ingredients to the Margaritaville® Jimmy Buffett Anniversary Edition Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® glass jar. Concoct and pour into glasses. Garnish each concoction with a sprinkling of fresh raspberries and a strawberry half and enjoy.

Remember to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and follow all drinking laws.
 
 
 

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