Rum is the liquor of the summer, and these 5 summer cocktails made with Malibu rum are the perfect way to help you lay back and enjoy a much needed break from the monotony of life. Malibu is a fruity favorite, and though most of these recipes assume the use of the original Malibu Coconut Rum, unless precisely indicated, feel free to try these summer cocktails with any of Malibu's line of luscious flavored rums.
- Malibu Pineapple Recipe: This easy and delicious summer cocktail requires only two ingredients. Combine 2 ounces of Malibu coconut rum and 4 ounces pineapple juice over ice in a martini shaker. Shake vigorously and pour into a low-ball glass. Garnish with a wedge of fresh pineapple and serve.
- Malibu Spritzer: Fill a large martini shaker with ice. Pour 1 1/2 ounces of Malibu Rum and 1 1/2 ounces of your choice of dry white wine into the shaker. Add 2 ounces of cranberry juice and 2 ounces of pineapple juice. Add a squeeze of lime. Cover the martini shaker with its lid. Shake until well blended. Pour the Malibu Spritzer into a highball glass. Place the lime round directly into the drink and garnish with a slice of fresh pineapple. This spin on the traditional spritzer is the prefect summer cocktail because it's light, fruity, and dangerously easy to drink.
- Malibu Pina Colada: Place 2 1/2 cups of ice in a blender. Add 3 oz Malibu Coconut Rum, 2 ounces of coconut milk, and 3 tablespoons of crushed pineapple. Blend on high for 15 to 30 seconds. Pour into a high-ball or daiquiri glass, and garnish with a wedge of fresh pineapple and a maraschino cherry.
Malibu Ocean Drive recipe: This refreshing summer cocktail must be built to look perfect. This means add each ingredient in order. Pour 2 ounces of Malibu coconut or pineapple rum and 1 ounce of Blue Curacao liqueur into a tall glass over ice. Next add 1 ounce of orange juice, 1 ounce of pineapple juice, and 1 ounce of cranberry juice. Garnish with a wedge of orange and a maraschino cherry.
- Malibu Rum Punch: Fill a large pitcher with ice. Add one sliced orange, a few chunks of fresh pineapple and a handful of maraschino cherries. Pour 2 cups dark Jamaican rum and 1 cup Malibu coconut or pineapple rum over the fruit and ice. Add the juice of 3 limes, 2 cups fresh pineapple juice, and 2 cups fresh orange juice. Finally drizzle about a cup of cherry grenadine into the pitcher and serve in sangria glasses full of ice.