Mai-Kai Cocktail Recipes

Compiled by Hurricane Hayward / The Atomic Grog
(Click on hyperlinks for recipes, photos, home-bartending tips)

Updated March 31, 2014
This is a handy index of all the cocktails reviewed in our Mai-Kai Cocktail Guide. They’re listed alphabetically by source for easy reference. Check the guide and the links below for full details and more on these amazing drinks.

From an early Mai-Kai cocktail menu.

From an early Mai-Kai cocktail menu.

CURRENT AUTHENTIC RECIPES (7)

Banana Daiquiri
Barrel O’ Rum
Derby Daiquiri
Floridita Daiquiri
Mara-Amu
Moonkist Coconut
Tiki Swizzle

The Mai-Kai on a desolate stretch of Federal Highway shortly after its 1956 opening

The Mai-Kai on a desolate stretch of Federal Highway shortly after its 1956 opening. It's now complete boxed in by development.

RETIRED AUTHENTIC RECIPES (3)

Big Bamboo
Demerara Cocktail
Last Rites

ANCESTOR RECIPES (33)

Cocktails in The Molokai bar are timeless. This photo was probably taken decades ago, but it could have been yesterday

Cocktails in The Molokai bar are timeless. This photo was probably taken decades ago, but it could have been yesterday. (Courtesy of The Mai-Kai)

151 Swizzle
Bora Bora
Cobra’s Kiss
Deep Sea Diver
Gardenia Lei
Hidden Pearl
Jet Pilot (2)
K.O. Cooler
Kona Coffee Grog
Malayan Mist
Martinique Milk Punch
Mystery Drink
Oh So Deadly
Piña Colada
Piña Passion
Planters Punch
Rum Julep

The cover of a vintage Molokai bar menu.

The cover of a vintage Molokai bar menu.


Samoan Grog NEW
Shark Bite
Shrunken Skull
Sidewinder’s Fang
S.O.S.
Special Planters Punch
Special Reserve Daiquiri
Tahitian Breeze (2)
Tahitian Coffee
Wahine Delight
Yeoman’s Grog
Zombie (2)
Zula

RETIRED ANCESTOR RECIPES (8)
Cuban Daiquiri
Demerara Dry Float
Dr. Fong (2)
Hanalei Bay
Impatient Virgin
Island Queen
Liquid Gold

TRIBUTE RECIPES (25)

A 1960s era coaster.

A 1960s era coaster.

151 Swizzle
Black Magic
Bora Bora
Chocolate Snowflake
Cobra’s Kiss
Hidden Pearl
Hot Buttered Rum
The Hukilau
Jet Pilot
Mai-Kai Blizzard
Mai-Kai Special
Mai-Kai Swizzle
Mai Tai
Mutiny
Oh So Deadly
Piña Colada
Samoan Grog NEW
Shark Bite
Shrunken Skull
S.O.S.
Special Reserve Daiquiri
Strawberry Daiquiri
Tahitian Breeze
Zombie
Zula

RETIRED TRIBUTE RECIPES (10)
Demerara Cocktail
Demerara Float
Dr. Fong
Hanalei Bay
Impatient Virgin (2)
Island Queen
Last Rites
Liquid Gold
Suffering Bastard

Total: 86

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