#DOTW: Malibu Sunset

This is probably the easiest cocktail I have posted thus far. It takes 3 ingredients, and no wizardry is required! With the 4th of July coming up, I thought it would be a great idea to bring you some easy, pretty and light cocktails for an afternoon garden party, backyard barbecue, or even a shindig on your deck. It’s fruity and delicious with a kick without having your guests tipsy after a couple of these summery drinks! If you do like a bit more of a kick to it, add Bacardi Silver or Ciroc Coconut….



What you’ll need:

  • 1 part Malibu coconut rum
  • 2 parts pineapple juice
  • Grenadine
  • Masraschino cherries and pineapple chunks

Mix the Malibu rum with the pineapple juice and pour over ice into a highball glass or Mason jar. Very slowly, as close as possible to the side of the glass, add the Grenadine. Be sure to do this as instructed to achieve the layered two tone look. Use as much or as little Grenadine as desired, it does make the drink considerably more sweet. Garnish with Maraschino cherries and pineapple chunks, propped on a toothpick or straw.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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