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Malibu Bay Breeze Recipe

Malibu Bay Breeze is a tropical and very colorful cocktail with the most delicious fruit flavors that will transport your taste buds to an island destination!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: cocktails, malibu bay breeze recipe
Servings: 1
Calories: 376kcal


  • Highball glass or Collins glass
  • Measuring glass, a jigger or a cup
  • Straws


  • 4 oz Malibu Coconut rum
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 4 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 pineapple wedge for garnish
  • 1 lime wheel for garnish


  • Fill a highball glass with 3/4 of ice. 
  • Add the rum.
  • Add the cranberry juice.
  • Add the pineapple juice. To form the layered style, you can use the back of a spoon, and slowly pour the pineapple juice over it, so it will sit slowly over the rest of the ingredients. Be careful and pour it very slowly so you’ll not break the layering. 
  • Cut a slice of pineapple and make some wedges with a slit on one side so it can sit on the brim of each glass. 
  • Cut a few lime wheels and make a tiny slit so they can sit as well on the brim of each glass


  • Ingredients and possible substitutions or variations:
    • Lime: Apart from using it for garnish, try squeezing half a lime into the pineapple juice, although is not traditional, I find the tanginess of the lime to balance very well the overall sweetness. Also, lime adds a new tropical nuance to it!
    • Rum: You can use any other coconut-flavored rum if you cannot find the Malibu brand. There are other flavored rum variations, like mango or passion fruit, do not be afraid to try them!
    • Pineapple juice: I’ve used store-bought unsweetened pineapple juice. The better the quality the better the cocktail! Try swapping the pineapple juice for mango juice to switch up the tropical flavor.
    • Cranberry juice: Avoid using pure cranberry juice since it’s very sour, instead buy sweetened cranberry juice. 
    • Grenadine: You can substitute cranberry juice for grenadine (concentrated and sweetened pomegranate juice) and make a Malibu Sunset!
  • This cocktail can be made ahead if you don’t care about the layering. If you want to make it ahead, put the ice right before serving it. 
  • Since it’s a sweet cocktail, it is best served after meals.  


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg