May 12, 2016
The Mai Tai Bar at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort, debuted a new beverage program that shares a little history of how the Matson Navigation company commissioned Trader Vic in 1953 to create a signature cocktail for the Waikiki hotel.
They now feature seven new and different Mai Tai’s on their menu.
Trader Vic’s “Royal Mai Tai” remaining the #1 selling cocktail to this day.
A few of the drinks on the new Classic Cocktail Menu are unique to The Royal Hawaiian, too!
- Royal Mai Tai – Trader Vics original recipe created for the Royal Hawaiian hotel in 1953
- Choco-tai – Made with cacao and kona coffee and a chocolate foam
- Ali’I Mai tai – Made with 21-year aged rum, topped with foam and sprayed with the hotel’s logo
The Royal Hawaiian also added a fun “Old vs. New” section featuring their “Classic Cocktails with a modern twist.”
They’re all made utilizing fresh, house-made syrups and flavored foams made from locally-sourced produce.
Refreshing cocktails, light gourmet appetizers and the Mai Tai Bar’s iconic beachfront all contribute to leaving you with an exquisite and indelible imprint of our idyllic island lifestyle.