Malibu Special
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Malibu Special
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The Malibu Special cocktail is a fruity and tropical drink that features the sweet and creamy flavors of coconut rum mixed with the juicy, lush tones of peach schnapps. This ... more The Malibu Special cocktail is a fruity and tropical drink that features the sweet and creamy flavors of coconut rum mixed with the juicy, lush tones of peach schnapps. This vibrant concoction is balanced with the tartness of cranberry juice and the bright citrus notes of orange juice, creating a refreshing beverage that's perfect for sipping on a warm day. Typically served in a highball glass, this cocktail offers a playful mix of flavors for those who enjoy a sweeter, fruit-forward drink reminiscent of an exotic beach vacation.
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Coconut rum
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5.5% | 1.65 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Malibu Special

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour a shot of Malibu and a shot of peach schnapps into a highball glass with ice
Top up with cranberry juice and stir
Add a splash of orange juice, then serve

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

·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of rum for the coconut rum in the Malibu Special?

Yes, you can substitute coconut rum with white rum for a milder coconut flavor or use a vanilla rum for a different flavor profile. Just note that the distinctive coconut taste of the Malibu Special will be altered.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing ideas for the Malibu Special to make it more visually appealing?

To enhance the visual appeal of the Malibu Special, consider garnishing with a slice of orange or a maraschino cherry. A sprig of mint can also add a refreshing touch.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is the Malibu Special suitable for any specific type of event or occasion?

Due to its tropical flavors, the Malibu Special is particularly well-suited for summer gatherings, beach parties, or as a refreshing drink to enjoy by the pool. Its fun and casual vibe makes it a great choice for informal events.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it important to stir the Malibu Special, or can it be shaken instead?

While the original instructions suggest that the Malibu Special should be stirred, you can certainly shake it if you prefer your cocktail to be more chilled and well-mixed. Shaking can also introduce a slight frothiness to the drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I modify the Malibu Special to make it non-alcoholic?

To create a non-alcoholic version of the Malibu Special, you can substitute the coconut rum with coconut water or coconut milk, and the peach schnapps with a peach-flavored syrup or juice. Adjust the amounts to taste, keeping the tropical profile.

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