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Mai-Kai cocktail review: Patriotism never tasted as good as the S.O.S.

Updated July 2018 See below: Our S.O.S. review | Ancestor recipe | Tribute recipe Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide Most classic Mai-Kai cocktails can be traced back to tropical drink pioneer Donn Beach (aka Don the Beachcomber), and the S.O.S. is … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: Cobra’s Kiss is an exotic taste explosion guaranteed to strike your fancy

Updated September 2015 See below: Our Cobra’s Kiss review | Ancestor recipe | Tribute recipe Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide The Cobra’s Kiss is one of the most original and distinctive cocktails you’ll find anywhere. And like many of the best … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: The classic Last Rites returns from the grave

Updated January 2017 See below: Ancestor recipe | Last Rites review | Official Mai-Kai recipe UPDATE: Tribute recipe Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide | More “lost cocktails” | Tropical drink family tree 2012 Hulaween party resurrects lost cocktail The Mai-Kai’s cocktail … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: A delicious and Oh So Deadly treat

Updated November 2016 See below: Our Oh So Deadly review | Ancestor recipe | UPDATE: Tribute recipe Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide Oh So Deadly is a deceptive name since the cocktail is actually from the mild section of The Mai-Kai’s … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: A Blizzard of decadence

Updated March 15, 2016 See below: Our Mai-Kai Blizzard review | Tribute recipe Related: Chocolate Snowflake | Martinique Milk Punch | Mai-Kai cocktail guide Ice cream drinks are often overlooked, especially at The Mai-Kai, where classic concoctions such as the … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: Demerara rum, secret mix revive classic Bora Bora

Updated July 2018 See below: Our Bora Bora review | Ancestor recipe | Tribute recipe 3.0 Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide What a difference and new rum and secret syrup can make. Relegated to the bottom end of our ratings and … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: Drink like a native with the deadly Shrunken Skull

Updated May 2019 See below: Our Shrunken Skull review | NEW: Ancestor recipe | Official recipe UPDATE: Tribute recipe | Bonus recipe Related: The history of 151 rums at The Mai-Kai Demerara Rum – The Mai-Kai’s Secret Weapon | Mai-Kai … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: Robust flavors and potency are hallmark of 151 Swizzle

Updated May 2019 See below: Our 151 Swizzle review | Ancestor recipe | Tribute recipes Related: Lemon Hart 151 returns | Mai-Kai cocktail guide The 16 deadly drinks in the “strong” section are no doubt the stars of The Mai-Kai’s … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: What could be Cooler than a Mai Tai history lesson?

Updated July 2018 See below: Our K.O. Cooler review | Ancestor recipes | Tribute recipe Related: Trade in Vic’s Mai Tai for this classic | Mai-Kai cocktail guide It’s 1937. A budding Oakland, Calif., restaurateur named Victor Bergeron ventures south … Continue reading

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Mai-Kai cocktail review: The quest for the elusive Moonkist Coconut

Updated October 2015 See below: Our Moonkist Coconut review | Official Mai-Kai recipe Related: Mai-Kai cocktail guide The Moonkist Coconut is one of the most distinctive – and dodgy – drinks on The Mai-Kai’s vast and colorful cocktail menu. Don’t … Continue reading

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