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Another drink besides Mai Tai

Rural Valley, PA
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Another drink besides Mai Tai

it seems like everyone in Hawaii likes to drink Mai Tai's. I don't like coconut, tried the coconut rum, nope, don't like the coconut taste. So what's a good tropical drink instead?

pzp
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1. Re: Another drink besides Mai Tai

A real Mai Tai should not have coconut anything in it.

…about.com/od/…mai_tai_cktl.htm

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2. Re: Another drink besides Mai Tai

Ask if they can make you a "Tropical Itch"! Old school drink, but not sweet if done right.

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3. Re: Another drink besides Mai Tai

I enjoyed a lava flow last trip, but I don't know if there is coconut in it or not!

A Margarita is always enjoyable for me, in Mexico or Hawaii.

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4. Re: Another drink besides Mai Tai

I second the Lava Flow, but I also enjoy the Blue Hawaii or a Strawberry Pina Colada.

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pzp
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5. Re: Another drink besides Mai Tai

Lava Flow very definitely contains coconut:

http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink4773.html

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6. Re: Another drink besides Mai Tai

The bartender at Castaways says Pina Colada is the drink they serve the most. A drink that I consume over and over again!

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7. Re: Another drink besides Mai Tai

Ya gotta try a Mai Tai, just avoid the one at Duke's. Worst I've had anywhere. As pzp said, they don't have coconut, but they may be too sweet for your taste. If so, try something like a mango or passion fruit Margarita.

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8. Re: Another drink besides Mai Tai

Make mine a mojito please! White rum, crushed fresh mint, fresh lime juice, sugar to taste (very fine sugar dissolves better) & soda water. Add a splash of real pineapple, passion fruit or mango juice for a more Maui feel!

Refreshing and not too sweet.

If you are ordering when you are out, ask whether they use fresh lime juice or lime bar mix. I curse that lime flavoured Tang doo doo. This goes for when you are ordering margaritas too.

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9. Re: Another drink besides Mai Tai

Lilikoi Margarita!

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10. Re: Another drink besides Mai Tai

ooooo the Mango Margarita is something I may really like. I'll have to try the Mai Tai if no coconut. I like something not real sweet, a little tangy and not strong. so I always as to have my drink alcohol weak.