Invented at a bar in California in the 1940s, maitai means “good” or “nice” in Tahitian. (Mental Floss) However, maybe it means "the very best," as according to Food.com. Lost in translation?!
2 ounces rum
1 ounce triple sec
1 tablespoon grenadine
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake vigourously and strain into large glass 1/3 full with crushed ice.
- Garnish with cherry or a favorite fruit using a drink spear.