Epic Malibu Sunset Drink is a tropical vacation in a glass. The perfect combination of Malibu Rum, Pineapple Juice, and Grenadine in a great-looking tropical drink.
Malibu Sunset Drink
This Malibu Sunset Cocktail is my go-to summer cocktail. It is so easy to make but looks like you spent time layering the ingredients.
Plus the tropical pineapple coconut flavor is beyond delicious.
There are recipes that include orange juice to make this Malibu Sunset but we skipped it. This drink is similar to a Tequila Sunrise or Vodka Sunrise but made with Malibu Coconut Rum.
This tropical mixed drink tastes amazing! Honestly, I would happily sit outside savoring the summer weather with one of these and be happy for a while.
The cool color separation makes this drink look cool and I love that it actually tastes amazing! You have to love a super yummy drink that looks great!
Malibu Coconut Rum
Garnish - Maraschino Cherry and pineapple chunks
If you add in orange juice for more flavor you can also garnish with orange slices.
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One of my favorite things about this tropical fruit cocktail is you don't need a cocktail shaker or really any other bar tools. Just a great glass and measuring jigger.
OXO angled jiggers - these are our go-to measuring tools for cocktails. They work perfectly for pouring in layers for cocktails.
How to make a Malibu Sunset Coconut Rum Drink
Step 1 - Add ice cubes to the glass
Step 2- Pour in pineapple juice and malibu coconut rum.
Step 3 - Slowly pour in Grenadine to create the layered look as it sinks to the bottom of a glass.
Step 4 - Garnish and enjoy
Slowly drizzle the grenadine over the back of a spoon to get it to layer on the bottom. We use the OXO Angled Jigger and pour it down the side of the glass. You can also add a splash of grenadine and have it mix in with the cocktail.
If you want more of a gradient of sunset colors through the entire drink you can stir gently after you pour in the grenadine. Just do a tiny bit or everything will mix together into one color.
To completely change up the flavor you can add in a bit of cranberry juice.
To make a large batch cocktail I would mix the pineapple juice and Malibu rum in a large pitcher. Add the grenadine to a glass and then pour in the malibu pineapple juice.
I have heard that this drink is also called a Malibu Barbie or a Panty Dropper.
To make this drink non-alcoholic drink you can replace the Malibu Coconut Rum with Coconut Water.
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Malibu Sunset Drink Recipe
- 2 Ounce Malibu Coconut Rum
- 3-4 Ounce Pineapple Juice
- 1 Ounce Grenadine
- Maraschino cherries Garnish
- pineapple chunks Garnish
- Add ice to a glass, pour in Malibu Rum and Pineapple Juice
- Slowly pour grenadine down the back of the glass so it sinks to the bottom for the layered look.
- Garnish with maraschino cherries and pineapple chunks.
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