Taste the Caribbean: Malibu Rum!

Malibu is a coconut-flavored perfect for adding a sweet tropical twist to any drink. With a lower ABV rating than traditional rum, it can be enjoyed on its own or mixed with other ingredients to create a variety of delicious that are sure to please any palate.

Originally created in the Caribbean, Malibu Rum is now availble around the world and its popularity continues to grow. It has a light, sweet taste with just enough of a hint of coconut to tantalize your tastebuds. Despite its low ABV rating, it still packs quite the punch when mixed with other ingredients — making it an ideal addition to any cocktail recipe.

When it comes to mixing Malibu Rum, you have plenty of options! Try it with pineapple for a classic pairing that won't disappoint. Or mix it with tropical flavored vodkas for an unexpected flavor combination. You can also pair it with lime, grapefruit, or orange juice for an extra zingy flavor. Or if you're looking for something creamy and sweet, try combining Malibu Rum with RumChata or ginger or ginger .

The possibilities are endless when you have Malibu Rum in your cabinet! Not only is it perfect for creating flavorful cocktails, but its low ABV rating makes it easy to enjoy without guilt — so go ahead and indulge in this delicious liqueur without worry!

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The Strength of Malibu Rum

Malibu is not a strong rum. Malibu is actually classified as a coconut-flavored liqueur, with an by volume (ABV) rating of 21%, much lower than the 40% ABV required for rum. Malibu is made from sugarcane and flavored with coconut extract and other natural flavoring, giving it its sweet, tropical flavor. It has become popular for use in mixed drinks and cocktails such as the Pina Colada or the .

What Cocktails Can Be Made With Malibu Rum?

Malibu rum can be mixed with many different types of ingredients to create a variety of delicious cocktails. Pineapple juice is a popular and tasty mixer for Malibu rum, as the sweetness from the juice complements the rum's flavor nicely. Tropical flavored vodkas, such as pineapple, also make great mixers for Malibu rum. Additionally, citrus juices like lime, grapefruit, and orange are excellent mixers for Malibu rum. RumChata is another excellent option that can add a creamy richness to your cocktail. For those who prefer a carbonated , lemon-lime with a splash of grenadine goes perfectly with Malibu rum. Cranberry juice is another delicious option, whie cola and ginger ale or ginger beer are both classic pairings that will take your cocktail up a notch.

Does Malibu Rum Have an Alcoholic Taste?

Malibu rum does have an alcoholic flavor, though it is quite subtle given the sweet and fruity notes. When tasting Malibu rum neat, you may pick up a hint of alcohol that is masked by its strong coconut and almond flavors. It is best enjoyed when mixed with other ingredients that can help to balance out its sweetness and create a more complex flavor profile.


Malibu Rum is a coconut-flavored liqueur with a mild ABV rating of 21%. It is an easy-to-mix spirit that can be enjoyed on its own or with a range of mixers, such as pineapple juice, tropical flavored vodkas, lime/grapefruit/orange juice, RumChata, lemon-lime soda and grenadine, cranberry juice, cola and ginger ale. Whatever your preference may be, Malibu Rum is sure to provide a sweet and flavorful experience!

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.