The Cure : A Refreshing Tropical Mai Tai Cocktail

Tomorrow is April 1st and it’s always good to be prepared…

Do you feel a little on edge this time of year?  Do you find yourself checking twice around every corner?  Do you feel like you can’t trust anyone?  Do you look outside and wish you too could enjoy this beautiful 1st day of April like everyone else?
If so you could be suffering from April Fool-A-Phobia.

Millions of people struggle with April Fool-A-Phobia every year don’t become one of them.

Here’s how to cure these symptoms and ensure an enjoyable April 1st tomorrow…

Make a refreshing Tropical Mai Tai Cocktail.

Side effects include….  The ability to relax and not give a care.


Tropical Mai Tai Cocktails 

Here is what you are going to need….


Fresh Juice: 

Makes juice mix for 2 Mai Tai cocktails

1/4 Cup Fresh Orange Juice (1/2 Orange)

1/8 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice (1 Lime)

1/8 Cup Fresh Lime Juice (1 Lemon)

1/2 Cup Pineapple Juice (Ok… I use the canned stuff here)

The Booze:

Aged Light Rum


Dark Rum


The Add-ins 


Grenadine (Optional)*

Lime Slice

Fresh Pineapple

Maraschino Cherry

Umbrella (not optional)

*The Grenadine is not traditional but I enjoy that little splash of color.  Add it if you like or leave it out 🙂


The Shake: 

I use a shot glass for measuring.

Fill a shaker with ice followed by…

1 Shot of Light Rum

1/2 Shot of Cointreau

3 Shots of the Fresh Juice mixture

1 tablespoon of the Orgeat


Shake. Shake. Shake.


Then pour into a glass.  Add just a splash of Grenadine (if so desired… it will settle to the bottom).

Then top with…

3/4 Shot Dark Rum


Decorate as desired.

For best results …. Repeat for a friend who hasn’t Fooled you.


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My name is Melody and I am the cook and blogger behind Meals With Mel. I have a love for traveling, I share a joy for gardening, and I have a passion for cooking. Although I do some baking, I don't consider myself a baker as I can't stand having to measure. When it comes to cooking my philosophy is add a bit of this, a dash of that, a splash of something doesn't hurt, never forget some type of pepper and always add at least one clove of garlic. Thanks for stopping by my Spicy Texas Kitchen and I hope to see you again!!! Melody

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