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Ingredients (6)

  • 3 ounces aged rum
  • 3 ounces guava juice
  • 2 canned lychees
  • 1 1/2 ounces syrup from the lychee can
  • 1 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories189
  • Fat0.2g
  • Saturated fat0.05g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs16.58g
  • Fiber0.83g
  • Sugar14.77g
  • Protein0.31g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium11.53mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (2 servings) Powered by

Most classic cocktails claiming allegiance to the Aloha State, like the Mai Tai, seem to have coconut or pineapple involved. This one isn’t classic but rather a reflection of the melting pot that’s modern Hawaii. It takes other fruit flavors that aren’t necessarily native but are quite popular in Hawaii—guava and lychee—and blends them with a fair amount of liquor, for a tropical drink that even the manliest of men can toss back with pride.

What to buy: Canned lychees can be found in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores or at Asian markets.

Maraschino liqueur is a relatively dry liqueur with a subtle bitter-almond flavor; it can be found at any well-stocked liquor store.

This recipe was featured as part of our Drinks Around the World story.


  1. 1Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth, about 15 to 20 seconds. Serve in two rocks glasses.
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