One day in Maui, I tried to make my own version of a drink I had at the juice bar Liquiteria in New York City. I added pineapple because it was on the table and mint because it was in the garden, and after my first sip, I said, "O' Mai Mai!" Add vodka if you wish.

Makes 2 cups


  • 3 apples, cored
  • 6 mint sprigs, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1 1/2 inch knob of ginger
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 ounce vodka (optional)
  • Dash cayenne pepper


Total time: 10 minutes

Using a juice extractor, juice the apples, mint, pineapple, and ginger. Stir in lemon juice and vodka, if using. Top with cayenne and garnish with mint.


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