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Every Malibu Rum Flavor Complete With Recipes That Taste Like Vacation


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You only need one liquor to instantly transport you to the tropics: Malibu rum! One whiff of this Caribbean rum loaded with coconut flavor will have you believing it's sand, and not snow, in between your toes. Original Malibu Rum is the most popular for bartenders and home-mixologists alike, but did you know there are over nine different Malibu Coconut Rum flavors that'll elevate your mixed drink into a tropical cocktail?

What is Malibu Rum?

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Created by Tom Jago of International Distillers & Vintner in 1982, Malibu was originally made in Curaçao as a mixture of fruit spirits flavored with rum and coconut flavoring as a way to make piña coladas easier to serve.

Once the liquor gained popularity production moved to Barbados. It is currently owned by the French company Pernod Ricard, who owns Absolut, Jameson, Beefeater London, Kahlua, Pernod, and The Glenlivet.

Funnily enough, the liquor is named after the coastal town in Califonia, hundreds of miles from the Caribbean.

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What Flavors of Malibu Rum Are There?

Malibu Caribbean Rum comes in a whole barrel of flavors ready to be added to rum cocktails.

Malibu Original

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The world's best-selling coconut flavored Caribbean rum, Malibu Original is a sample to have on the bar cart.

Malibu Piña Colada

  • 1 part Malibu Original
  • 1 ½ parts Pineapple juice
  • ½ part Coconut cream

Pour everything into a shaker with ice.
Shake, pour and enjoy!

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Malibu Watermelon

The brand's newest flavor, this Caribbean rum packs a fruity watermelon flavor.

Get the recipe here for Malibu Watermelon Mojito

Malibu Lime

This flavor has a twist of lime, making it the perfect mixer.

Get the recipe here for the Malibu Lime Frozen Daiquiri

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Malibu Strawberry

Cocktail at the Beach

Bursting with sweet strawberry flavor, this flavored rum only needs a splash of soda or coconut water.

Malibu Strawberry Bay Breeze

  • 1 part Malibu Strawberry
  • 1 part Cranberry juice
  • 1 part Pineapple juice

Pour everything into a glass with ice.

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Malibu Pineapple

Pineapple and rum is a match made in heaven.

Get the recipe here for Malibu Blue Hawaiian.

Malibu Mango

This fruity rum adds a nice kick to rum punch.

Get the recipe here for Malibu Mango Sunrise.

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Malibu Passion Fruit

Add some passion to your alcoholic beverages with a shot or two of Malibu Passion fruit.

Get the recipe here for Malibu Pornstar Martini.

Malibu Tropical Banana

Go bananas over this banana rum! Mix it with orange juice for a delicious cocktail.

Malibu Banana & Orange Juice

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  • 1 part Malibu Tropical Banana
  • 2 parts Orange juice

Pour everything into a glass with ice.

Malibu Black

Malibu Black

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With double to ABV, this rum is all about the bite.

Get the recipe here for a Caribbean Sour.

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