Malibu Sunset

Living in San Diego, I’m normally just a couple hours from Malibu.

But right now I’m worlds apart and am in Aruba. And Malibu never tasted so good.

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There’s really no wrong way to do pineapple and orange juice, coconut rum, grenadine, and cherries.

Technically this drink has a splash of cranberry, but I didn’t have any and wasn’t going to buy any for a splash.

Malibu Sunset from Aruba - Fun, Fruity, Easy Drink Recipe & Island Pics at averiecooks.com

Just use more grenadine. Scratch that.

More Malibu.

Malibu Sunset from Aruba - Fun, Fruity, Easy Drink Recipe & Island Pics at averiecooks.com

Holy moly these things go down way too easily in the heat and humidity.

Malibu Sunset from Aruba - Fun, Fruity, Easy Drink Recipe & Island Pics at averiecooks.com

They’re fruity and sweet without being over-the-top, and are so refreshing.

I love pineapple juice and it’s a perfect pairing with coconut rum.

Malibu Sunset from Aruba - Fun, Fruity, Easy Drink Recipe & Island Pics at averiecooks.com

If you’ve never had Malibu, you should change that. Someone will say they don’t like coconut, but I don’t think it tastes ridiculously coconutty.

It tastes what a tropical vacation should taste like.

Malibu Sunset from Aruba - Fun, Fruity, Easy Drink Recipe & Island Pics at averiecooks.com

This is Palm Beach, Aruba. My most favorite place on earth.

This little slice of beach is where I go to mentally when the going gets tough in life. It’s my happy place, and just thinking of it, gets me through hard times.

It’s where I’m the most calm and relaxed, ever. I love it here.

Malibu Sunset from Aruba - Fun, Fruity, Easy Drink Recipe & Island Pics at averiecooks.com

It calms me down and puts a smile on my face even more than one of these.

Although, they’re not too shabby. Cheers!

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Malibu Sunset

This is like drinking a tropical vacation. Fruity and sweet (but not too sweet), and perfectly refreshing. They go down way too fast and very easily. Cheers!

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

ice cubes
3 to 4 ounces pineapple-orange juice (I use a blend rather than purchasing separate juices)
2 ounces Malibu Coconut Rum
grenadine, drizzled
maraschino cherries, for garnishing
pineapple and/or orange slices, for garnishing

Directions:

  1. Add ice to glass.
  2. Add juice, Malibu, and stir.
  3. Drizzle in grenadine.
  4. Garnish with cherries, pineapple, and/or orange slices.
  5. Serve immediately. Drink is intended for those whom alcohol consumption is appropriate. Always drink responsibly.

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What’s your favorite summertime or vacation drink?

   

84 Responses to “Malibu Sunset”

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    Valerie — August 9, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Methinks these would go down easily in any kind of weather! I love the happy, gorgeous colour – and the extra Malibu. ;)

    Thanks for the Pin, btw!! I’m still Pinning your amazing creations but like I mentioned before, the “@” is wonky lately and you’re no longer you after two rePins. :P

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — August 10, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Im thinking Aruba is my next travel destination. Wowza! Um, it’s only 10 am. Is it too early for one of these ;)

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    sippitysup — August 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Ah, Aruba. Fond memories. GREG

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 10th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      You’ve been here? Oh gosh, wish you were here now! I’ve actually had a couple different blogger meetups here over the years!

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    Ash-foodfashionparty — August 12, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Such fond memories. I could use a sip of that beauty now…

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 19, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Beautiful photos! What a perfect drink :) I can already taste it

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    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker — September 27, 2013 at 5:48 am

    I love me a cocktail. Epecially pretty ones like this

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I just saw this on Pinterest and I’m seriously craving this cocktail now!! It’s gorgeous!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — February 15th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks, Julie. They go down wayyyyyy too easily and fast. :)

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    Tori — May 24, 2014 at 5:46 am

    The Malibu Sunset sounds so yummy! I will be sharing this on SkinnyTinis facebook page! Please check us out! :-)

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