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Malibu Sunset

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The Malibu Sunset is a vibrant, tropical cocktail that layers the flavors of coconut rum, pineapple juice, and orange juice, topped with a splash of grenadine for a beautiful gradient effect.

This drink captures the essence of a beach sunset in a glass, making it perfect for summer gatherings or any time you want to feel like you’re on vacation.

Tasting Notes

The Malibu Sunset starts with the smooth, sweet flavor of coconut rum, which immediately transports you to a tropical paradise. As you sip, the pineapple juice brings a tangy sweetness that complements the coconut, while the orange juice adds a fresh citrus note, balancing the drink’s overall sweetness.

The splash of grenadine not only adds a touch of color but also introduces a hint of pomegranate sweetness that ties all the flavors together.

The combination of these ingredients creates a refreshing, layered taste experience. The coconut and pineapple provide a creamy, tropical base, while the orange juice adds a zesty twist. The grenadine adds a subtle fruity sweetness that lingers on the palate, making each sip enjoyable and refreshing.

The Malibu Sunset is a well-balanced cocktail that is both visually appealing and deliciously satisfying.

Tips & Tricks

Blend the ingredients with ice to create a frozen version of the Malibu Sunset, perfect for hot days.

Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice to enhance the citrus notes and add a bit of acidity.

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Malibu Sunset

Malibu Sunset

Sip the Sunset, Savor the Moment


  • 2 oz coconut rum
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • a splash of grenadine


  1. Add ice to a tall glass, then pour in rum.
  2. Pour pineapple and orange juice.
  3. Slowly pour in a bit of grenadine, and it will sink to the bottom.
  4. Stir gently a couple of times to get a gradient effect, but don't mix it completely.
  5. Garnish with orange and cherry, then serve.


If you want a stronger gradient effect, pour the grenadine before any other ingredient.

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