Malibu Sunset Cocktail

This Malibu Sunset Cocktail tastes as good as it looks. It has the colors of a California sunset and the flavor of a beach vacation. Sunsets on the California coast are fabulous. There’s nothing like watching the sun descend over the ocean, painting the waves with streaks of red and gold. This cocktail reproduces those colors with layers of golden pineapple juice and red grenadine.

Malibu Sunset Cocktails in glasses on a serving platter

But its beauty isn’t just skin deep. When you take a sip, the tropical flavors of rum, sweet pineapple, and tart grenadine whisk you away to a sunny beach. The white sand, the ocean breeze, the last rays of the setting sun—it’s all right there in the taste.

Malibu Sunset Cocktails
Can I use a different type of rum?

Yes, you can experiment with different types of rum, such as dark rum or spiced rum, to add complexity to the flavor.

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of this drink?

Simply substitute the Malibu rum with coconut water for a delicious and refreshing mocktail.

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What are some good garnishing options?

Fresh pineapple slices, maraschino cherries, orange slices, and orange wheels are great garnishing options to enhance the tropical look and flavor of the drink.

Batch Preparation:

  • For large parties, prepare a big batch of the cocktail in advance. Mix the pineapple juice and Malibu rum in a large pitcher, then pour individual servings over ice and add grenadine just before serving to maintain the layered look.

Layering Technique:

  • To achieve the perfect layered look, pour the grenadine slowly and steadily. Using the back of a spoon can help control the pour and prevent the layers from mixing.

Malibu Sunset Cocktail

  1. Fill a serving glass with ice.Ingredients for Malibu Sunset Cocktails
  2. Pour the pineapple juice and rum into the glass.pouring juice and rum into glass
  3. Tilt the glass and slowly pour the grenadine into the glass down the side to create a layered look.grenadine added to glass
  4. Garnish the drink with pineapple and cherries. Enjoy!Malibu Sunset Cocktails
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Malibu Sunset Cocktail

This Malibu Sunset Cocktail tastes as good as it looks. It has the colors of a California sunset and the flavor of a beach vacation.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz Malibu rum
  • 1 oz grenadine
  • Ice for serving
  • Fresh pineapple slices and maraschino cherries for garnish

Instructions

  • Fill a serving glass with ice. Pour the pineapple juice and rum into the glass.
  • Tilt the glass and slowly pour the grenadine into the glass down the side to create a layered look.
  • Garnish the drink with pineapple and cherries. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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