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!
Malibu Sunset Cocktail is easy to make into lovely color Layers. The color gradation is so appealing. My video shows you how further down the page in this post. Offer your guests a beautiful summer refreshment and ramp up the fun!
Happy me to have this delicious cocktail for a little kick back and cool down time. Hot, humid summer days call for cool relaxing refreshment. Lately, I have been having lots of fun experimenting with different blends of juices and liquor to make delicious party drinks.
Sunset Malibu Cocktail is a real beauty. I love the colors and the taste! And it won’t break the budget! Need a large party drink choice? This one has wide appeal.
Malibu Sunset Cocktail fits in just about anywhere. Weddings, summer parties, beach parties, girls night out…or all alone swinging in the hammock…Take this drink camping! It’s cheap and easy. I’ll be relaxing in my front porch. Sipping away…
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Notes for the Malibu Sunset Cocktail:
This gorgeous drink definitely says Caribbean sunset to me. Lets all go lay in our hammocks with a Malibu Sunset. And dream of Jamaican beaches! If you are lucky enough to be on the beach while you sip this delicious refresher…(envy sigh here). Think of me 🙂
NOTE: You’ll need Malibu rum and coconut liqueur for the alcohol. Fresh pineapple juice and yummy sweet grenadine syrup to make the sunset blend.
I did, at one time, experiment with mixing cranberry juice and sparkling tonic water in this drink with the rest of the ingredients. That didn’t turn out too well. My Cranberry Mimosa’s are the drink for you if you are looking for a cranberry party drink. Yum!
Malibu Sunset Cocktail tastes so good and offers colorful, elegant refreshment! Want this stunner as a virgin drink? Try using coconut water instead of the coconut rum!
MALIBU SUNSET COCKTAIL RECIPE:
It Can’t be any easier to make this delicious (and inexpensive) drink.
TIP: If you want to layer your Malibu Sunset Cocktail like we have watch the video below. It’s really quite simple. The principle of drink layering works this way. The sugar content creates various weights and densities in your ingredients. They will naturally layer if poured correctly into your cup as directed. You MUST add the ingredients as shown to have success. Good Luck!
Here’s the Method:
- Place 3-4 ice cubes in the bottom of a glass. I’m using Heavy Base Rocks 4 piece set Drinking Glasses 11.7 oz
- Pour the pineapple juice and the rum over the ice.
- 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)
- I stuck 2 cherries and a pineapple chunk on a toothpick for a garnish. Enjoy your drinks immediately.
Please remember to drink responsibly and kick back and relax!
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IngredientsYield: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 481