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Classic Molokai Mike Tiki Cocktail

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Learn how to make a Molokai Mike cocktail. The Molokai Mike is a famous Trader Vic's Tiki Drink. It looks really cool because it has a red layer floating on top of a yellow layer. The Molokai Mike is an easy blended summer drink to make.
  Silver rum 1 Ounce
  Orange juice 1 Ounce
  Brandy 1⁄2 Ounce
  Orgeat syrup 1⁄2 Ounce
  Ice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Gold rum 1 Ounce
  Grenadine 1 Ounce
  Crushed ice 1 Cup (16 tbs)

The Molokai Mike is a famous Trader Vic's recipe, and looks pretty impressive because it is a layered drink. Don't let that scare you though it is really easy to make. You make the Molokai Mike in two parts first make the bottom layer and then the top layer.

To make a Molokai Mike combine in a blender:

1 oz Silver Rum

1 oz Orange Juice

1/2 oz Brandy

1/2 oz Orgeat Syrup

1/2 Cup Ice

Blend the first group of ingredients for just a few seconds. Just enough so that is is blended, but still slushy. Pour the bottom layer into a glass.

Then, to make the top layer combine in a blender:

1 oz Gold Rum

1 oz Grenadine

1 Cup Crushed Ice

Blend the second group of ingredients very thoroughly so the mixture becomes thick. Then, slowly pour the top layer into the glass, and it will float on top of the bottom layer. It's really pretty easy. If I can do it anyone can. You can garnish it with some fruit or an umbrella and serve.

Recipe Summary

Wine And Drink
Drinks Channel
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Classic cocktails made using rum are timeless and simply versatile. Check out Damon showing how to make Molokai Mike cocktail through classic recipe by Trader Vic with rum in different layers. Pretty and colorful drink!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 147 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.03 g0.04%

Saturated Fat 0 g0.02%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 13.3 mg0.6%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.03 g0.11%

Sugars 12.6 g

Protein 0.1 g0.2%

Vitamin A 0.6% Vitamin C 11.8%

Calcium 0.8% Iron 0.39%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Classic Molokai Mike Tiki Cocktail Recipe Video