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Malibu Sunset Cocktail Mixed Drinks

The delicious and refreshing Malibu Sunset cocktail mixed drink. If you are looking for an easy to make cocktail recipe, look no further.

The lovely Malibu Sunset is a coconut rum drink with a beautiful blend of coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine. This is a layered cocktail that looks like a beautiful summer sunset. This cocktail is easy to put together and always an instant crowd pleaser.

Our Texas readers call this mixed drink a “Panty Dropper”.   Some claim this perky beauty is a “Malibu Barbie”. No matter the name, this is a popular party drink you will love!

Malibu Sunset Cocktail
Delicious Malibu Sunset cocktail

How to make a Layered Drink:

Layering drinks is all about the sugar content. The liquid with the most sugar will immediately sink to the bottom layer. For the Malibu sunset cocktail, the grenadine syrup has the highest sugar content. The Grenadine will always sink to the bottom of the glass. The rest of the liquids will float on top.

The Grenadine should be slowly poured into the drink after the other ingredients are added. Use a spoon to slowly drizzle the Grenadine down the side of the glass. Be careful not to stir the the ingredients, the layers will easily mix together and lose the layered effect. Serve immediately after mixing.

The Malibu Cocktail is easy to make into layers as we have pictured.  The video shows you how. 

Learn the simple trick of layering the ingredients and your friends will all be asking how you did it. Fun, easy and perfect party eye candy.

More Layered Cocktails:

I love the colors and the taste of the layered Malibu drink recipe. And it won’t break the budget. Need a large party drink choice? This one has wide appeal.

This easy to make, lovely party drink offers a beautiful blend of coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine.

The Malibu mixed drink is perfect for a little kick back and cool down time. Hot and humid summer days call for cool relaxing refreshment.

Malibu Sunset Cocktail
Simple to make with layers this summer cocktail is an eye catcher on any party table.

Malibu sunset drink has earned its place as one of our favorite summer cocktails. 

Picture me basking in my sunny hammock with this easy mixed drink in my hand. I hold that vision in my head all year. I hate winter.

Drink it alone, with your chill mate, or make it for a large group event. Sweet cocktails are popular cocktail recipes. And this Malibu drink recipe is one of the best in my opinion.

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Malibu Sunset Cocktail fits in just about anywhere. Weddings, summer parties, beach parties.

But if you’re looking for easy cocktails on a budget any of these rum cocktails are on the list of ‘The Best Mixed Drinks’ .

More Malibu Rum Classic Cocktails:

The Malibu Sunset Cocktail:

Malibu Sunset Cocktail
Delicious and refreshing Malibu sunset cocktail. This delicious drinks offers a sweet blend of coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine.

Notes for the Malibu Sunset Recipe:

The Ingredients:

  • Malibu rum with coconut liqueur.
  • Fresh pineapple juice
  • sweet grenadine simple syrup
  • ice 

The Process:

This cocktail does not require a blender or cocktail shaker. Just add ice to your glass and pour. This makes the Malibu Sunset mixed drink ideal for large party events and even outdoor venues.

This drink as a Malibu Sunset Mocktail:

If you have guests that don’t drink alcohol make this fruity alcoholic drink into a mocktail in one easy step.

  • Eliminate the rum
  • Replace the coconut rum with coconut water.
  • You can still make the sunset layer as directed in the video.
Malibu Sunset Cocktail
Delicious and refreshing malibu sunset cocktail mixed drink. This delicious drinks offers a sweet blend of coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine.

This drink with Malibu coconut rum is a REALLY popular beach party drink. It looks great at a wedding reception or shower…Pretty much anytime you wish to upscale an event this is a good candidate.

This Malibu rum recipe adds a colorful tropical vibe to your party.

Sweet alcoholic drinks like this one are VERY easy to drink WAY too fast. So be careful. This one can sneak up on you. Enjoy and Drink responsibly. 🙂

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Malibu Sunset Cocktail
Yield: 1 cocktail

MALIBU SUNSET COCKTAIL

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Delicious and refreshing Malibu Sunset Cocktail. This easy to make, lovely drink offers a beautiful blend of coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine. Our Texas readers call it a "Panty Dropper".   Some claim this perky beauty is a "Malibu Barbie". No matter the name, this is a popular party drink you will love!

Instructions

  1. To make this yummy drink, simply put 3-4 ice cubes in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Pour the pineapple juice and the rum over the ice.
  3. Next, pour the grenadine slowly down one side of the glass (pouring too fast will mix the grenadine in and you won't get the cool color separation)
  4. I stuck 2 cherries and a pineapple chunk on a toothpick for a garnish.
  5. Enjoy your drinks immediately.
  6. Please remember to drink responsibly and kick back and relax!

Notes

Garnish Suggestions:

2 maraschino cherries with a pineapple chunk on a toothpick in the glass

Mocktail Instructions:

  • Eliminate the rum
  • Replace the coconut rum with coconut water.
  • You can still make the sunset layered as directed.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 243Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 11mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 0gSugar 36gProtein 0g

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Preety

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

My husband was so impressed. This drink is dangerously delicious. Thank you so much for sharing.

Kayti Lavergne

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the wonderful comment!

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