Liliko’i Mai Tai | 12 Days of Drinkmas

Mai Tai sitting in sand with Christmas ornaments and umbrellas on an iridescent background

We’ve been dreaming of a tropical vacation here at WWWW HQ. Nothing says tropical like a Mai Tai with a paper umbrella in our opinion. Of course, we had to throw a little flair of flavor with the liliko’i (passion fruit) a genius idea from one of my friends ?. Liliko’i is the Hawaiian word for passion fruit, it is used as a flavoring in various desserts and drinks back in Hawaii.

If you’ve never had a Mai Tai it’s a dangerous drink, I put it right up there with a Long Island Ice Tea. The various types of alcohol and little to no “fillers” will sure to put you in the hula mood after one. The first Mai Tai is said to be created by Victor Bergeron also known as Trader Vic and Don Beach from Don the Beachcomber. It is a staple drink of the tiki bar culture.

Turn your home bar into your very own tiki bar with this recipe. There are various recipes out there on the inter-webs the basics are a bunch of different rums, citrus, and some crushed ice. We channeled tropical vibes with this one.

Liliko'i Mai Tai

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A tropical twist on a classic Tiki drink. Where you can dream of (or enjoy if you are in it) sunshine and ocean breezes.


  • 1.5 oz Coconut Rum
  • 3 oz Gold Rum
  • 1.5 oz Liliko’i (Passionfruit) syrup
  • 1 Splash of Pineapple Juice (optional)
  • 1 Splash of Dark Rum
  • Crushed Ice
  • Pineapple Wedges (garnish)
  • Maraschino Cherries (garnish)


  1. In a mixing glass with ice, stir Coconut rum, gold rum, and syrup until combined well. If you want to add a little flavor and mixer with your alcohol, you can add a splash of pineapple juice.
  2. In a fun glass with crushed ice pour your rum passion fruit mixture. Top off with your splash of Dark rum.
  3. Garnish with a fun paper umbrella a pineapple and cherry.
  4. Enjoy & day dream!

Recipe Notes

  • If you like bubbles, add some sprite or sparkling water!

  • Garnish with a pineapple slice or some fresh fruit skewers.

I’ll be dreaming of a white sandy Christmas, since I haven’t been home for a Christmas in years. Soaking up the sun rays and sitting on a beach with family and friends. I can’t wait! Until then, I’ll be wrapped in a Snuggie while drinking my umbrella drink and looking at a screen of a white sandy beach ?.

Life’s good at the beach,


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