Rum and pineapple are a classic combination at the heart of many delicious cocktails. Pineapple juice brings a tart sweetness that brightens the rum and adds complexity to drinks.
Many traditional summer drinks use both ingredients, but that doesn’t mean all rum and pineapple cocktails are equal.
These are some of the most popular pineapple rum cocktails, whether serving them at an event or just making a treat for yourself.
Pineapple Breeze uses light rum with pineapple juice and fresh rosemary, creating a sweet drink with complex layers. To make this recipe, you’ll need to muddle the herb and strain the liquid after mixing. Simple syrup adds an extra touch of sweetness, but you’ll have to make it yourself. Despite requiring a few additional steps, this cocktail is worth trying out.
Pineapple Rum Punch
To make this cocktail, you’ll need two types of liquor: dark rum and pineapple rum. Combine these rums with various fruit juices to create the perfect punch. Pineapple Rum Punch is great for events, not only for its fun summery flavor but also for the ease of making it! Simply mix the juices with the rums, chill, and enjoy!
A classic example of a pineapple rum cocktail, Bahama Mama, is a tropical treat perfect for hot summer days. Dark rum and coconut rum are both used to give this drink a powerful punch that you might not notice right away because of the other sweet ingredients in this drink. Add a grenadine drizzle to create the pleasantly peach color of this cocktail.
Planter’s Punch uses dark rum to counteract this drink's sweet elements. Another example of a pineapple rum cocktail with lots of fruit juices, this punch tastes like there’s no alcohol in the mix. Planter’s Punch is also simple to make. Combine ingredients, serve over ice, and garnish with fruit.
Fans of spiced rum love the Dirty Pineapple. It’s also one of the most accessible drinks to make, perfect for large batches for events like BBQs or picnics. Dirty Pineapple balances the sweetness of the juice and lemon-lime soda with Blue Chair Bay Spiced Rum. The spiciness from rum adds dimension to the otherwise sweet drink.
Pineapple Coconut Malibu Rum Summer Cocktail
In case you didn’t guess from the name, Pineapple Coconut Malibu Rum Summer Cocktail is a perfect drink for warm days. A refreshing combination of Malibu, pineapple juice, and ginger ale, this cocktail is an easy-to-mix crowd-pleaser. The last step in making this popular summer cocktail is to add a splash of grenadine to add a pop of color to the drink.
Pineapple Rum Fizz With Rosemary And Lime
Pineapple Rum Fizz with Rosemary and Lime is a more sophisticated take on a pineapple rum cocktail. Muddled rosemary, lime juice, and simple syrup mix together with the rum of your preference and pineapple juice. Top the drink with club soda for an effervescent and refreshing cocktail, perfect for any time.
The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail
One of the most easily recognizable cocktails from its distinct color, The Blue Hawaiian Cocktail is a classic example of the pineapple rum cocktail. In addition to rum, you’ll need blue curacao to add in the vibrant blue of this cocktail and a citrus kick. Creme de coconut rounds out the recipe for a simply delicious drink.
Blackberry Pineapple Rum Cocktail
Blackberry Pineapple Rum Cocktail calls for both dark rum and orange liqueur. These two ingredients create an exciting combination perfect for late nights on the porch. Blackberry syrup adds a robust fruit touch to the cocktail and a bit of sweetness. Of course, you’ll also need pineapple juice to combine all the flavors.
Try out these tasty drinks at your next summer party or any time you want to incorporate a tropical theme. Pineapple rum cocktails are classic people-pleasing drinks, and you can’t go wrong with these recipes.
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