Malibu Rum is truly wonderful drink, isn’t it? It can be used in cooking, baking, or you can drink it? Why is it so popular?
The reason it is so popular is merely because it is a refreshing alcoholic beverage, which many people drink all year round in various cocktails. It is most popular in summer, simply due to the coconut after taste which the drink provides.
However, Malibu wasn’t originally designed to be drank by itself. It was originally created in Curacao in order to simplify the Pina Colada recipe for bartenders, but since then it has become extremely popular; as is now drank in all sorts of different ways.
With the height of Summer right around the corner, what better time is there to enjoy a refreshing Malibu drink? I know I will be!
Top Malibu Rum Recipes To Keep You Cool In Summer
One of the most popular things to do with Malibu Rum is to make cocktails with it, this is because cocktails are extremely popular drinks in summer. During summer, everybody yearns for fruity alcoholic beverages to enjoy around the Barbeque, or even on holiday – and because of the fruitiness that Malibu can provide, it is one of the most popular drinks at this time of year, so let’s make you into a professional bartender shall we – with some of the top recipes?
Please be careful when making cocktails, it can be hard to know the exact alcohol percentage of cocktails; after mixing several drinks – so take it easy, and don’t drive after drinking cocktails.
Now that the disclaimer has been done, let’s get right into it! Down below there is multiple recipes which include Malibu Rum, these are some of the tastiest drinks on the planet. Make sure to take a look at each recipe, and don’t forget to make a few! I promise, you won’t regret it!
- 1 Oz Malibu Rum
- 1 Oz Melon Liqueur
- ¾ Oz Banana Liqueur
- ¾ Oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
- 1 Oz Whipped Cream
- Pineapple Juice
- A Cherry
For the ever so popular Afghan Monkey, you need to simply mix all of the ingredient over ice, give it a good shake and strain the juice out. Serve it in a cocktail glass, and add the whipped cream and the cherry! The Afghan Monkey is a pretty strong drink, with rich fruity tones complimenting the mellow Malibu rum.
The Afghan Monkey is a delightful cocktail to beat the summer heat, the various fruit liqueurs all work together to provide a fruit explosion within your mouth. You won’t find yourself putting down this cocktail, it has the potential to become an overall favourite this summer.
- ½ Pineapple
- 1 Lemon
- 1 Green Apple
- 1 Orange
- 1 Handful Ice
- 500ml Raspberry Yoghurt
- 3 Oz Orange Juice
- 8 Oz Malibu Rum
For an Eskimo Joe, all you need to do is peel the fruit (lemon, pineapple, apple, orange) and then place it all in a blender, along with ice, the rum, and yoghurt and juice – and switch it on for a minute. Once it’s all done, pour it into a pitcher and you’re ready to go! An Eskimo Joe is an incredibly easy going drink, with plenty of punchy fruit to tantalize your taste buds, from the rich pineapple taste – to the sour lemon taste, all the refreshment you could ever need will be found in this recipe.
The Eskimo Joe is a rather different cocktail, adding yoghurt to a cocktail has been done before; but it isn’t as common as you would think. It definitely works with this cocktail though, adding a more thorough raspberry flavour into the drink, which complements the pure pineapple juice.
Kermit the Frog
- 1 oz Melon Liqueur
- ½ oz Malibu Rum
- 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
This cocktail is extremely easy, no messing about with blenders! You can make this cocktail wherever you are, simply put the ingredient in a glass – and give it a stir. You’re done, enjoy the mellow Caribbean taste originating from the Malibu Rum, which is overpowered by the lemon and lime taste from the sweet and sour mix.
You will either love Kermit the Frog, or hate Kermit the Frog. It’s a bit like Marmite, there is no in-between. If you quite like a sour burst in your drinks, then you will most likely love this drink! It’s worth giving it a shot though, as if you do like it – you’ll like it a lot.
This truly is one of the most popular cocktails that incorporates Malibu rum into the recipe, it is gorgeous and very fruity! If you’re enjoying your holiday, or tanning yourself in the back garden – try this cocktail, the fruity burst of refreshment will simply take you to a whole new place!
- 1 ¼ oz Malibu Rum
- ¾ Oz Orange Liqueur
- Orange Juice
- Pineapple Juice
- Cranberry Juice
Simply add the orange liqueur and Malibu rum into a cocktail glass, and pour the three juices down the side of the glass in this specific order: orange, pineapple and cranberry. If you want a stronger coconut taste, simply add a little bit more Malibu. Please note this drink is 15% (30 Proof) if you follow the recipe.
Oceanic Drives is one of the fruitiest cocktails you will ever taste. This is because it makes use of pure fruit juices, rather than fruity liqueurs – this means that the fruit taste isn’t tarnished by the alcohol, providing a more thorough taste, which you are sure to love. Oceanic Drives is a wonderful cocktail to enjoy on the beach.
- 1 ozof Malibu Rum
- 1 Oz of Vodka
- 1 Oz of Cranberry Juice
- ½ oz of Apple Juice
Simply add into a cocktail shaker, and give it a good shake before serving with ice in a cocktail glass. Please note this drink is very strong, there is more alcoholic drinks in it than there is juice, so you can reduce the alcohol content if you wish.
You are sure to love the Paradise cocktail. It isn’t for the faint hearted though, with over 2 oz of alcohol in a cocktail glass, take it slow. It is fairly easy to drink, but you’ll definitely be able to taste the vodka. Many people don’t like the taste of pure vodka, luckily for you the two fruit juices within Paradise complement the vodka really well, making it an easy drink.
The Italian Nut is a different type of cocktail, while the majority have been extremely fruit based so far – we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the nutty after taste of the Italian Nut.
- 1 oz Malibu Rum
- 1 oz Almond Liqueur
- 4 oz Orange Juice
- A splash of grenadine syrup
Add all of these ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and give it a solid shake for around 30 seconds. This will ensure that all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together, giving you a more consistent drink. Pour it into a glass, or a pitcher if you made a lot of it, and stick a cherry on top.
This is another drink you will either love or hate, the vast majority love it! If you don’t like the taste of nuts, it probably isn’t for you. Luckily, the nutty taste isn’t too strong, and is complemented quite well by the 4 oz of Orange Juice which is present in the drink, and the coconut taste that the Malibu Rum provide. All in all, this cocktail is a great drink.
So how are you going to enjoy your Malibu Rum this Summer? If you would like to send us your favourite cocktail recipe, please send it to us! If we believe it is worthy of a prized position on our website, we’ll happily place it there.
Remember, all of our cocktail recipes can also be created for pitchers too! Simply multiply the ingredients by the same number, so if you are making a pitcher for five – multiply all of the ingredients by five, and make it into a pitcher so you can all serve yourselves. The great part about all of the cocktails above is that they are incredibly easy to make, all you really need to do is mix different fruit juices and liqueurs and you have a heat-beating drink that you are sure to love, that really is the beauty of Malibu Rum.