"Mai tai" is the Tahitian word for good. The drink was made famous by Trader Vic (Victor J. Bergeron) who created it one afternoon for some friends that were visiting his San Francisco restaurant from Tahiti. One of those friends tasted it and cried out: "Maitai roa ae!" (Literally "very good!"; and figuratively "Out of this world! The Best!"). Hence the name.
How to make a Mai Tai?
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.
Measures are multiples of 25ml
1 = 25 ml, 2 = 50ml, 3 = 75ml 1/2 = 12.5ml, 1/4 = 6.25ml