Definition of mai tai in English:

mai tai

noun

  • A cocktail based on light rum, curaçao, and fruit juices.

    • ‘First off, the three railroad-style rooms couldn't look more inviting if they included a swimming pool with private cabanas and free mai tais.’
    • ‘After taking a sip of her mai tai, she asked ‘Randy, are you here for a visit?’’
    • ‘Though the sake at dinner was excellent and my two tacky mai tai's were fun, I prefer quality over quantity.’
    • ‘He's gone on with his $50 plus million solid gold parachute, drinking mai tais in the Bahamas.’
    • ‘For about 48 hours in July, Waikiki harbor is awash in mai tais, mimosas, Gatorade, and joy.’
    • ‘Even my co-worker's husband, who was generally opposed to any sort of ‘organized joy’ had a good time (the mai tais certainly didn't hurt).’
    • ‘I also hope that the next time Dad is at the beach, he's holding a mai tai.’
    • ‘I am hoping for maybe a free mai tai or a trip through the buffet line.’
    • ‘Decisions by the judges are, of course, entirely dependent on the quantity of mai tais consumed when the names are picked out of the ol’ Corrente hat.’
    • ‘Relax in a hammock or ride horseback to a waterfall, glide with green sea turtles in a luminous sea or sip a mai tai on a torchlit oceanside terrace.’
    • ‘I asked for a mai tai and it tasted foul.’
    • ‘But it would probably take a lot of money - and the right situation - to convince him to give up his semi-retirement sipping mai tais poolside in Maui.’
    • ‘Where you sip a mai tai is almost as important as the ingredients.’
    • ‘Two choices of liquor were placed in the cabin at the beginning of the trip, along with complimentary rum punch, mai tais, and bloody marys ondeck at various times.’
    • ‘They envision themselves lying around all the time, impressing their friends back home with their tan, drinking mai tais and taking morning swims.’
    • ‘Order one of Halekulani's famed mai tais and enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset and the sea.’
    • ‘Beer, wine, and mai tais are served on all tours, after water sports are completed.’
    • ‘Then in Waikiki, she says, she'll hoist high a mai tai, recount the adventure, and toast, with gratitude, the crossing - and her dad.’
    • ‘Send Becca funny emails with pictures of places we'd like to go, with exes marking the spot on the idyllic beach where we'd sit drinking mai tais.’

Origin

Polynesian.

Pronunciation

mai tai

/ˈmʌɪ tʌɪ/