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Malibu Bay Breeze 

Glass of Malibu Bay Breeze

Enjoy a little bit of heaven right here. Forget about a simple cocktail—the Malibu Bay Breeze is your passport to a tropical beach. In my capacity as your bartender, I feel obligated to extol the virtues of this cocktail. Anyone in search of a delightful and revitalizing retreat will find it in its sweet and fruity aromas. Every sip is a journey because of the combination of pineapple, cranberry, and coconut. Alright, then, get in on the fun and find out why the Malibu Bay Breeze needs to be your next cocktail order.

Tasting Notes

The flavors harmonize in the Malibu Bay Breeze. Coconut’s subtle sweetness and velvety texture will hit you immediately when you taste the Malibu rum. Next, pineapple juice adds a tropical sweetness that pairs well with the tartness of cranberry juice. Every sip of this well-balanced drink is like taking a leisurely stroll along the beach.

Equipment and Glassware

Making this cocktail won’t require any special equipment. Everything you need is ice, a measuring cup, a simple spoon or shaker, and some liquid to mix. To highlight the multicolored layers, serve in a highball glass.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. Malibu coconut rum
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • Pineapple slice (for garnish)
  • Maraschino cherry (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour the Malibu coconut rum over the ice.
  3. Add the pineapple juice and cranberry juice to the glass.
  4. Stir the ingredients together until well mixed.
  5. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
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Pro Tips

  • Chill the juices before blending them for a refreshingly cold drink.
  • To achieve the ideal harmony of sweet and sour, play around with the juice ratios.
  • For an extra burst of coolness, try adding a little club soda.

When to Serve

If you’re looking for a tropical escape, the Malibu Bay Breeze is the perfect choice for summer parties and poolside relaxation. It’s great for recharging during the day and unwinding at night.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

Although Malibu rum takes center stage in this cocktail, you are free to try several types of coconut rum until you discover your favorite. Never forget that the rum’s quality determines the drink’s final flavor.

Similar Cocktails 

  • Pina Colada – A creamy blend of coconut, pineapple, and rum.
  • Mai Tai – A tangy and sweet rum cocktail with a hint of almond.
  • Bahama Mama – A fruity and robust drink with a coffee and rum base.
  • Blue Hawaiian – A visually stunning cocktail with a delicious mix of coconut, pineapple, and blue Curaçao.
  • Sex on the Beach – A popular choice for its mix of fruity flavors and vodka base.

History

One variation on the original Bay Breeze that utilizes vodka is the Malibu Bay Breeze. The “Breeze” cocktail family, of which it was a member, rose to prominence in the latter half of the twentieth century thanks to its tropical flavor and ease of mixing. Many people, including those who enjoy parties and trips to the beach, adore it because of its excellent flavor and few ingredients.

Glass of Malibu Bay Breeze

Malibu Bay Breeze

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Malibu coconut rum
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • Pineapple slice (for garnish)
  • Maraschino cherry (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour the Malibu coconut rum over the ice.
  3. Add the pineapple juice and cranberry juice to the glass.
  4. Stir the ingredients together until well mixed.
  5. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a maraschino cherry.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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