Malibu Sunset

Malibu Sunset: a fun, fruity, easy Malibu drink recipe! Because there’s really no wrong way to do pineapple, orange juice, coconut rum, grenadine, and cherries. If you’ve never had this fruity alcoholic drink, you should change that.

Malibu drink with ice and cherries

A Malibu Drink Tastes Like an Island Getaway

Living in San Diego, I’m normally just a couple hours from Malibu. But right now, I’m a world apart in Aruba. And Malibu never tasted so good.

If you’ve never had this fruity Malibu drink, you really should change that. Someone will say they don’t like coconut, but I don’t think it tastes ridiculously coconutty. Coconut Malibu tastes what a tropical vacation should taste like.

Technically this fruity drink has a splash of cranberry, but I didn’t have any and wasn’t going to buy any for a splash. Just use more grenadine. Scratch that. More Malibu.

Fruity Alcoholic Drink - Malibu Sunset


Fruity Drink with Malibu Coconut Rum

Malibu Drink made with Malibu Coconut Rum

Fruity Alcoholic Drinks Taste like Aruba

Home away from Home

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 about it, gets me through hard times. It’s where I’m the most calm and relaxed, ever. I love it here.

Fruity Alcoholic Drinks on Aruba Beach

Cool Malibu Rum Drinks for Hot Summer Days

Holy moly these things go down way too easily in the heat and humidity.  This Malibu drink is fruity and sweet without being over-the-top like some fruity alcoholic drinks can be, and it’s so refreshing. I love pineapple juice and it’s a perfect pairing with coconut rum.

Nothing calms me down and puts a smile on my face like being on Palm Beach, Aruba with one of these yummy fruity drinks. Cheers!

Malibu Drink that's fruity and refreshing

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!

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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


  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?

93 comments on “Malibu Sunset”

  1. 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

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

  3. Ah, Aruba. Fond memories. GREG

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

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

  6. I love me a cocktail. Epecially pretty ones like this

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

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

  9. Wow, these drinks look amazing, I especially love the look of the coconut one! 

  10. Can you tell me the quantites I would need to turn the Malibu Sunset drink into a 3 gallon party punch?

    • I haven’t ever done those kind of conversions but why don’t you make the recipe as is, find out how many times you need to make to get 1 gallon, and then multiply for 3 gallons.

    • One gallon is equal to 16 cups, so 48 cups will make 3 gallons. Here’s how I figure it. You have 6 oz of juice and 2 oz of malibu rum *i’m not including the ice for this measurement*, that gives you a total of 8 oz, which is 1 cup (also known as 1/2 pint or 1/16 gallon). So for 3 gallons of this drink, you’d need 12 cups of rum and 36 cups of juice! hope this helps :)

  11. Just wanted to let you know that the Malibu Sunset made our list of the Best Mixed Drink Recipes Keep up the good work!

  12. Hello, could you tell me please whether I can use orange and pineapple juices separetely? Can I mix it on my own for example 2 ounces of orange and 2 ounces of pineapple and get 4 ounces of orange/pineapple mix due to it? We don`t have orange/pineapple mix in our stores(

  13. Any suggestions on substitution for pineapple juice-I’m allergic!

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