It is difficult to improve on the traditional Mai Tai, but the mixologists on Royal Caribbean cruises recently made me a new favorite. The mango adds a refreshing flavor. The few drops of grenadine make the colors more vibrant..

Royal Mango Mai Tai


1/2 part Cruzan Mango rum

1/4 part amaretto

1/2 part pineapple juice

1/2 part orange juice a squeeze of fresh lime

A few drops of grenadine


Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well.

Pour into a tall glass over cracked ice.

Garnish, if you wish, with an orange or lime slice or your own creation.

A pineapple spear or paper umbrella adds to the tropical treat.

Brenda C. Hill

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