Malibu Sunset
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Malibu Sunset
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The Malibu Sunset is a tropical and visually striking cocktail that combines the creamy flavor of coconut rum with the sweet and tangy taste of pineapple juice. It is characterized ... more The Malibu Sunset is a tropical and visually striking cocktail that combines the creamy flavor of coconut rum with the sweet and tangy taste of pineapple juice. It is characterized by a layered look, with the bright red grenadine creating a beautiful gradient, reminiscent of a sunset, as it settles at the bottom of the glass. Often served in a highball glass and garnished with an orange wheel, the Malibu Sunset offers a sweet, fruity experience, reminiscent of a beach holiday. It's a simple and refreshing cocktail that is especially popular in the summer or at beach-themed parties.
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Coconut rum
Garnish
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Orange
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9.23% | 1.2 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Malibu Sunset

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Build Malibu and pineapple juice over ice
Add the grenadine and allow it to sink the bottom
Garnish with an orange wheel and serve

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FAQ's

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with a Malibu Sunset?

For a Malibu Sunset, tropical garnishes complement its island-inspired flavors best. Consider adding a slice of pineapple or a maraschino cherry on top, or even a small umbrella for that extra vacation vibe.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Malibu Sunset?

A Malibu Sunset is best served in a highball glass over ice. Fill the glass with ice, add the coconut rum and pineapple juice, and then gently pour the grenadine over the back of a spoon to create a beautiful sunset effect in the glass.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of Malibu Sunset, and if so, how?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic Malibu Sunset by substituting coconut rum with coconut water or coconut-flavored syrup. Use the same proportions as the original recipe and follow the same preparation steps.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Is there a substitute for grenadine if I don't have it for making a Malibu Sunset?

If you're out of grenadine, you can substitute it with raspberry syrup or pomegranate syrup. These alternatives will maintain the sweet taste and provide a similar red hue to mimic a sunset look.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Malibu Sunset?

The Malibu Sunset, with its vibrant color and tropical flavor, is perfectly suited for summer parties, beach gatherings, or any event where a refreshing, visually appealing drink adds to the festive atmosphere.

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