One looks at a name like Malibu Paradise and immediately one thing comes to mind – tropical. If this was you too, you’re right. The Malibu Paradise is the essence of tropical drinks. Refreshing, fruity, and the colour of sunset, it is the ideal drink to have on a vacation getaway, or even at home if you want to imagine you’re at one.
Made by incorporating classical tropical flavours of pineapple and cranberry with coconut rum and vodka, the Malibu Paradise is a great way to start off the warm summery beach season. The coconut rum is also known as “Malibu”, and this is where this summer cocktail gets its name from. All the sweet flavours are mixed in with vodka to make sure the drink still gives a good heady kick to the senses.
If made right, by layering the ingredients, the Malibu Paradise cocktail is bound to be one of the most aesthetically beautiful drinks you’ll ever have. Its gradient of sunset red fading into a peachy orange, and ending in a blue haze on top make the drink almost too beautiful to drink. Almost! The Malibu Paradise is also extremely delicious, and its fruity sweet taste makes it more of a favourite among women than men. However, don’t let appearances fool you, because this sunset-inspired tropical cocktail is stronger than it looks.
Here is the recipe for the Malibu Paradise cocktail.
- 20 ml Vodka
- 30 ml Coconut Rum
- 30 ml Cranberry Juice
- 20 ml Pineapple Juice
- 20 ml Blue Curacao mixed with water
- In a mixing glass, add the coconut rum and pineapple juice and stir
- Add the cranberry juice to a Highball glass
- Next, fill the Highball glass with ice
- On top of the ice, add the coconut rum and pineapple juice mixture
- Top the drink off with the Blue Curacao
- Mixing glass
- Highball glass