This Mai Tai Recipe, Served in an Empty Spam Can, Will Give You Serious Vacation-y Vibes
Though we would all love to live on an island and sip mai tais all day, sometimes the next best thing is discovering a drink recipe that will transport you to a faraway beach. The If Can-Can cocktail, an updated take on the mai tai that's playfully served in empty Spam cans, will do just that.
Developed at Trailblazer Tavern in San Francisco, CA, a Michael Mina restaurant in partnership with Hawaiian chefs Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka, the If Can, Can cocktail deviates from traditional mai tai recipes in that it features lilikoi syrup, otherwise known as passion fruit syrup. This adds a depth of tart, tropical flavor to the sweet, fruity drink.
If you can, pour the drink over pebble ice, something you can buy by the pound at Sonic Drive-In. Nothing beats simultaneously slurping down the sour-sweet concoction while chomping down on the crunchy, snow-cone-esqe ice. Don't take our word for it; make it yourself! Most of the syrups can be found at specialty cocktail stores or on Amazon.