In the mood for a taste of the tropics? This Malibu rum punch recipe will have you dreaming of a tropical beach in no time.
It’s a twist on the classic Malibu rum and pineapple juice cocktail and it tastes amazing.
If you are looking for an easy Caribbean rum punch recipe that is something a bit different, you are about to meet your new favorite.
The nice thing about this drink is that you can barely taste the alcohol so it is perfect for a summer afternoon or a fun evening party when you don’t want anything too strong or heavy.
The mix of pineapple and orange juices blend perfectly with the coconut rum to create a tasty cocktail that you will love.
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What You Need For This Coconut Rum Punch Recipe
You really only need 5 ingredients for this punch, with some optional maraschino cherries and a slice of orange for a garnish on the side.
Tastes of the tropics are brought out with the blend of pineapple and orange juices along with the coconut rum (I recommend using Malibu but you can experiment with other kinds of rum).
The beautiful layered effect is created with the grenadine which makes this drink look much like a Vodka Sunrise.
Ginger ale is the last ingredient and adds a nice flavour to stop the punch being cloyingly sweet.
Tropical juices make this Caribbean coconut punch recipe a classic.
The grenadine is great for some extra colour and sweetness. This will also create a nice layering effect like my Vodka Sunrise Recipe.
You can easily skip the grenadine if desired and the cocktail will still taste amazing.
This recipe is easy on the rum but you can easily add more to taste. The basic recipe is around 1 part rum to 5 parts juice.
- 2 oz Orange Juice
- 4 oz Pineapple Juice (Fresh if possible)
- 5 oz Malibu Rum
- 1/2 oz of grenadine or a substitute*
- 1-2 oz of Ginger ale to taste
- Crushed Ice
- Slice of orange and 2 maraschino cherries
- Add Ice to the glass and pour over the Malibu rum
- Add Orange Juice
- Pour over the pineapple juice
- Top with ginger ale
- Finally add in the grenadine to create a layered effect.
- Top with maraschino cherries and a slice of orange
If you cannot find grenadine or want to substitute it, you can find some great options in this post.
Does Malibu Rum Punch need to be refrigerated?
While you don’t have to refrigerate this coconut rum punch recipe if you use shelf stable juices, it tastes way better cold!
Malibu rum does not need to be kept in the fridge after opening on its own.
Tips For Making A Coconut Rum Pitcher
If you want to make this recipe in a jug, you can make it ahead by doubling or tripling the ingredients and leaving the grenadine out. Add it in once you have poured the rest of the drink into glasses and are ready to serve.
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