Malibu rum can be mixed with a variety of ingredients to make cocktails, including pineapple and pineapple juice, cranberry juice, cola, grapefruit juice, coconut milk, citrus fruits and strawberries. It is a popular mix for a wide variety of tropical-themed cocktails and the most popular cocktail mixes include Piña Colada, Sun Splash and Twisted Pink.
Malibu rum is a liqueur that is flavored with coconut extract. It has an alcohol by volume average of 21 percent. The original liqueur was originally created in Curacao with flavored rum, fruit spirits and coconut flavoring to make it easier for bartenders to mix Piña Coladas. As the liqueur gained more popularity, the production was moved to the West Indies Distillery in Barbados, where higher quality ingredients were used.
Diageo originally owned the rights to the Malibu Rum brand but later sold it to Allied Domecq for $800 million. Pernod Ricard later acquired the rights from Allied Domecq. Malibu rum spawned several more versions, including Malibu Red, Malibu Black, Malibu Island Spiced, Malibu Fresh and the chocolate ice cream-flavored Malibu Sundae.
One of the more popular cocktails using the original Malibu rum is called "Sun Splash," and it is relatively easy to mix one serving. To make a Sun Splash, mix 1 ounce of Malibu rum with 1 ounce of pressed pineapple juice and 1 ounce of pressed pink grapefruit juice.Learn More
Any sort of citrus or tropical flavored juice, alcohol or liqueur can be mixed with pineapple rum to make a delicious cocktail. Some of the more common mixers for pineapple rum are orange juice, cranberry juice, coconut and mango rum, orange liqueur, mango juice, Sprite or Hawaiian Punch.Full Answer >
To make a sea breeze cocktail, mix vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice together. You may use a slice of grapefruit or lime as a garnish. Preparation requires the aforementioned ingredients and takes about three minutes.Full Answer >
Cola, pineapple juice, coffee, lime juice and lemonade all go well with rum. Several fruit juices, liqueurs, flavored sodas and other liquors pair well with the popular spirit.Full Answer >
Original Malibu rum contains 21 percent alcohol and is consequently 42 proof. The coconut-infused rum has been made on the island of Barbados since 1893. Malibu rum is owned and operated by Pernod Ricard, who owns numerous other popular alcoholic beverage brands, including Absolut, Chivas and Beefeater London.Full Answer >