As the weather starts to warm up, these 21 Malibu Cocktails are exactly what you need to help you cool down and relax with a tropical drink in hand.
Malibu rum is a coconut flavored liqueur that has an alcohol content of 21%.
This means that it goes down smooth and can be a powerful addition to your cocktails.
Whether you are spending summer vacation on a tropical beach and want to sip on something cold to watch the sunset with or you are having a pool party at home and want to share some sweet drinks with friends, Malibu is a great choice in cocktail ingredients.
Few alcoholic drinks are as easy to drink as Malibu is but when you mix it with the right ingredients in a cocktail, it can completely transform the drinking experience.
Mix together a Malibu Bay Breeze or Malibu Sunset Cocktails for yourself this summer.
Or give your guests a Beach Bucket Cocktail at the next celebration you host for a cute drink that everyone will love.
There are so many tropical flavored drinks you can make with Malibu rum!
So consider this list a great starting point but once you start mixing in Malibu, you will find yourself inspired to incorporate it into so many more cocktails!
1. Pineapple Upside-Down Cocktail
The beautiful sunrise layered appearance of this drink makes it that much more enticing to drink.
There is something about the bright colors laying one on top of another that makes a drink more delicious.
After all, we do eat and drink with our eyes first.
But you can’t fail to consider the pineapple juice, vanilla vodka, amaretto, and grenadine that work with the Malibu to make this cocktail delicious regardless of how it looks.
The bright blue color of this cocktail is so inviting and makes you want to drink whatever it may be.
The bold blue comes from Blue Curacao, which is actually an orange liqueur!
If you want this drink to have a little bit more of a buzz, you can substitute your pineapple juice with pineapple rum.
Lemonade is such a refreshing drink for sitting outside on a warm day and enjoying the weather.
This drink plays on the lemon flavors but actually uses Sprite which combines some lime flavors as well.
Malibu and cranberry juice help you get the pretty pink color and add some extra fruity flavors to the delicious cocktail.
Frozen fruit floating in this white wine and Malibu sangria mixture is a surefire way to really enjoy a pool day outside.
This recipe makes a pitcher so you will want to share it with everyone around, and they will want to sip on some!
Sauvignon Blanc is a great choice for a white wine to use for your sangria since it naturally has some tropical flavors in it that really shine through when the Malibu and pineapple juice are mixed together with it.
Cranberry and pineapple juice can solve the question of what to mix with Malibu rum.
Just the two juices give you a deliciously fruity bay breeze cocktail that can be layered by pouring the Malibu, cranberry juice, then pineapple juice into individual glasses, or served in a pitcher for everyone to enjoy!
If the kids are eyeing your island drinks, you can make some for them with ginger ale, coconut water, or a lemon-lime soda instead of the rum.
6. Drunk Bunny
Made with pink lemonade, this recipe gives you pretty pastel Malibu drinks fitting for the springtime, especially Easter.
You will love this recipe and will want to drink it every weekend, but to keep things fresh you can switch to raspberry lemonade or even regular lemonade with a splash of pineapple juice.
Make sure you add your marshmallow peep candy for an extra fun garnish!
Similar to the Electric Smurf drink, this cocktail gets its bright blue color from Blue Curacao shaken in.
If you like sweeter beverages, you can add in some cream of coconut with your Malibu rum but even if you use just coconut rum you will get a drink that will become a fan favorite of everyone who tries it out.
Even if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can throw everything together into a glass and give it a stir.
8. Pina Colada
This blended cocktail is one of the tastiest drinks to make with Malibu.
This is the perfect blend of coconut and pineapple.
You get the best consistency by using a can of coconut milk which is creamier than the coconut milk sold in cartons.
If you like chunkier drinks, you can use fresh pineapple instead of juice but this is based on personal preference.
Ocean Spray has a Cran-Pineapple juice that is made for Malibu drink recipes!
Rather than adding in two separate juices and having to measure it out to get the right proportions, you can use the new juice to balance out your Malibu and peach schnapps.
This martini is so fun and light with a lot of fruity flavors so you can enjoy your drink without an overwhelming alcoholic taste.
By now you could probably figure that coconut rum and pineapple juice are a match made in tropical heaven.
But this Summer Rose cocktail takes it a step further by adding grenadine and orange juice for a splash of bold color and extra citrus flavors.
A shot of peach schnapps is also added in for an extra bit of a kick!
Making a rainbow layered drink that is as picturesque as this cocktail is not very complicated but there are a few steps that must be taken to get the layers just right.
Start by pouring your grenadine into a tall glass, then adding in your ice, followed by a pineapple juice and Malibu mixture and a watered-down Blue Curacao on top.
Using a spoon to pour your drink can help the layers flow evenly for a charming drink that is as fun to drink as it is to make!
12. Mai Tai
This cocktail is very sneaky since it tastes delicious and sweet but can really pack a punch!
Before trying this, you might not assume that the nutty taste of amaretto can mingle with the tropical flavors of the Malibu and pineapple juice but it somehow works so well!
You also have some grenadine and sweet and sour in the mix for extra depth to the flavors but they all come together so perfectly!
For those days you can’t make it to the beach, get yourself a Jamaican Paradise to give you the same tropical feel.
You no longer have to go to Chili’s to get this island-inspired drink after following this recipe!
There is really nothing complicated about this recipe.
Just add all of the ingredients to a shaker, give it a few shakes, and pour it into a glass with your favorite garnish!
We love pina coladas and we love sangrias, but what about combining them together into a single drink that is even tastier?
Although this fruity drink is perfect for enjoying in the heat of the summer, you can make it any time of year since canned pineapples and maraschino cherries can be found at the grocery store in all seasons.
Try to be mindful of not adding ice right to the pitcher since it will melt and dilute the delicious concoction you’ve made.
Instead, add the ice to the glasses and use chilled wine for the sangria.
15. Tropical Mimosas
No brunch is complete without mimosas!
This easy twist on the traditional recipe absolutely needs to be on your kitchen table for your spring and summer weekend brunches!
Most of the time mimosas are made with orange juice but it is not uncommon to see champagne mixed in with cranberry, grapefruit, or pineapple juice.
However, these tropical mimosas have a generous amount of Malibu included in them which makes them far from the usual but definitely worth trying.
Layered drinks with Malibu rum are not only an impressive sight but also a delightful treat to sip on after a long day.
This drink not only looks like a beautiful sunset on a beach but sipping on the grenadine, pineapple, and coconut mixture can almost make you feel like you have your toes in the sand.
You may have heard of this referred to as a “Malibu Barbie” or a “Pantry Dropper” but regardless of its name, it looks and tastes like a tropical sunset!
Once you stop laughing at the silly name for this cocktail, you will want to grab your Malibu and coconut cream to pour yourself a glass.
Nearly all of the drinks on this list are fitting for the warm weather but this is just what you need in the cold winter months.
It almost looks like you are sipping on a martini glass full of snow.
Slipping some pineapple juice into your blender can make a drink similar to a pina colada but the snow cocktail is definitely worth trying before adding in other ingredients.
18. Malibu Paradise
As the name may have you guess, making some Malibu mixed drinks from this recipe can make you feel like you are in paradise!
It is fresh and totally meant to be shared with friends and family.
It is very easy to make a kid-friendly version of it, too, so even the young ones can have some fun!
This beverage can be made quickly without the use of any special equipment, not even a blender!
All you need is a cocktail shaker and you can get a nice foam from the pineapple juice and a smooth texture from the vanilla vodka and pineapple juice mixed together.
If you want a garnish for your martini, opt for a fresh pineapple wedge or Italian cherry.
These beach buckets are so much fun!
They have been taking over social media but we can totally understand why!
They are delicious, fruity, tropical, and help you relax and enjoy a beach day.
Besides, there is really no situation where Malibu and vodka wouldn’t fit in well with a beach-themed cocktail!
You are the only bartender needed when it comes to making this drink.
All you need to do is blend your lemonade, pineapple juice, and Malibu together with some ice.
Even though it is super quick and easy to make, your mind will be blown by how great it tastes!
The bottom line
If your summer drinks aren’t including Malibu in them then you are seriously missing out on some great cocktails!
You get a nice touch of coconut flavor that is incredibly smooth going down and blends with so many fruity flavors for so many mixed rum drinks that feel like chilled summer treats!
21 Easy Malibu Cocktails
21 Easy Malibu Cocktails with many tropical flavored drink options you can make!
- Pineapple Upside-Down Cocktail
- Electric Smurf
- Pink Vodka Lemonade
- Malibu Sangria
- Malibu Bay Breeze
- Drunk Bunny
- Blue Hawaiian Cocktail
- Pina Colada
- Beach, Please Martini
- Summer Rose Cocktail
- Rainbow Paradise Cocktail
- Mai Tai
- Jamaican Paradise
- Pina Colada Sangria
- Tropical Mimosas
- Malibu Sunset Cocktails
- Sex On A Snowbank
- Malibu Paradise
- Pina Colada Martini
- Beach Bucket Cocktail
- Pineapple Lemonade Rum Slushie
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