Dune Bug
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Dune Bug
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The Dune Bug is a tropical cocktail that perfectly captures the essence of a sunny day at the beach. Created with a blend of coconut rum, orange juice, melon liqueur, ... more The Dune Bug is a tropical cocktail that perfectly captures the essence of a sunny day at the beach. Created with a blend of coconut rum, orange juice, melon liqueur, lime, and creme de banane, this drink is bursting with refreshing flavors and a hint of sweetness. The coconut rum adds a smooth and creamy base, while the orange juice adds a tangy and citrusy note to balance out the sweetness. The melon liqueur brings a subtle melon flavor that pairs well with the tropical elements of the drink. The addition of lime adds a refreshing tartness, and the creme de banane adds a touch of banana flavor, making this cocktail a truly exotic and delicious treat for the taste buds. It's the perfect drink for lounging by the pool or sipping on the beach, transporting you to a tropical paradise with every sip.
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9.38% | 2.25 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Dune Bug

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put the Malibu, melon liqueur and crème de banane in a cocktail shaker and shake for one minute
Pour into the glass over crushed ice and top up with orange juice and a squeeze of lime
Garnish with a pineapple wedge and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the melon liqueur in a Dune Bug cocktail for something else?

Yes, if you're unable to find melon liqueur, you can substitute it with midori for a similar flavor profile. If you're looking for a non-alcoholic option, a combination of watermelon and cucumber juice with a hint of lime can mimic the taste to some extent.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Dune Bug cocktail?

A slice of lime or a cherry makes an appealing garnish for a Dune Bug cocktail. For a more tropical presentation, you could also consider adding a small umbrella or a twist of orange peel.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve a Dune Bug cocktail?

The Dune Bug cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass filled with ice. Giving the drink a good shake before serving ensures all ingredients are well-mixed and chilled, enhancing the refreshing and fruity flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Dune Bug compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 9.38%, the Dune Bug has a relatively moderate alcohol level compared to stronger cocktails like a Margarita or a Martini. It's more on par with drinks like the Mojito or Pina Colada, making it a good choice for those preferring a milder cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any popular variations or customizations for the Dune Bug cocktail?

One popular customization is to adjust the ratio of orange juice to lime juice based on personal taste preferences for sweetness or tartness. Additionally, experimenting with flavored rums (vanilla or spiced rum, for instance) instead of coconut rum can offer a delightful twist to the original recipe.

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