Malibu Bay Breeze Drink: Your 2024 Summer Cocktail


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Tropical, sweet, and just a bit tangy, this Malibu Bay Breeze Drink combines coconut rum with fruit juices for a beach-ready cocktail that’s sure to become a summer classic!

Looking for a simple 3-ingredient cocktail with a nice refreshing flavor? A Malibu bay breeze cocktail is the perfect easy drink that’s bursting with juicy fruit!

Use Malibu coconut rum as the base for this cocktail and add pineapple juice and cranberry juice for a beverage that’s as tasty as it is gorgeous.

This tropical and fruity drink blends the flavors of coconut, pineapple, and cranberry for a refreshing cocktail that you’re sure to love!

Perfect to enjoy in the warmer months but delicious all year long, this bay breeze drink is perfect for fans of rum, lovers of pineapple, and anybody who’s looking for a simple and classic cocktail.

Grab your ingredients and allow each sip to whisk you away to a hammock on the beach!


Simple, elegant, and tasty, this bay breeze drink is everything you could ask for in a fruity cocktail! It only requires 3 ingredients, comes together in minutes, and it’s the perfect way to beat the heat with a refreshing and sippable drink.

Similar to these Jello Shots with Malibu Rum, this cocktail utilizes the flavor of the classic coconut liquor for a light and sweet drink that’s popular for a reason! Better yet, serve it alongside a Banana Rum Cake for even more tropical and fruity goodness.


Ingredients for Malibu bay breeze drink on a counter.

With only 3 ingredients, this bay breeze drink couldn’t be any easier to make!

  • Malibu Rum – You could technically use any coconut rum for this cocktail, but the true and authentic version is made with Malibu brand!
  • Cranberry Juice – Provides a nice tartness and a pretty red color that contrasts with the bright yellow pineapple juice.
  • Pineapple Juice – Gives this drink a tropical flair and the perfect amount of tangy sweetness.
  • Ice – This cocktail is best enjoyed ice cold.
  • Lime Slices – An optional garnish that adds an extra pop of color and a little bit of citrus flavor.


  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes. Pour in the cranberry juice. Add the Malibu Rum.

    Pouring cranberry juice into a mason jar with ice cubes.

    Pour everything into a glass or mason jar, then give it a mix or let the colors remain separate for a gorgeous sunset palette!

  2. Top off with pineapple juice. Pour very slowly to create a layered look. Garnish with a lime slice.


  • Give your bay breeze cocktail a bit of fizz by topping it with sparkling water. Use a flavored sparkling water like watermelon, pineapple, or strawberry for even more fruity flavor.
  • If you like your drinks on the stronger side, you can add a splash of vodka as well. Flavored vodka also works well here.
  • Add some canned pineapple chunks or cranberries.
  • While Malibu brand rum is the classic choice for this drink thanks to its affordable price point and quality, any kind of coconut rum like Captain Morgan, Rumchata, or Koloa also work fine.
  • If you’re not a fan of cranberry juice, grenadine can also be used for the red layer.


  • If you want to achieve the same kind of layered look you see in the photos, pour the pineapple juice into the cocktail slowly to prevent mixing. You could also pour it over the back of a spoon held close to the top of the liquid in the glass.
  • Feel free to make this Malibu bay breeze drink in larger portions. Use a pitcher or punch bowl, and keep the proportions similar.
  • Add a drink umbrella or fun colored straw for a pop of fun presentation.
  • Don’t want the melting ice to water down your drink? Pour some pineapple juice and cranberry juice into an ice cube tray and freeze them, then add them to the cocktail instead of plain ice!

This bay breeze cocktail is easy to customize, quick to put together, and ideal for a refreshing and boozy treat this summer!


Why is it called a Malibu Bay Breeze Cocktail?

This name comes from Malibu classic rum, which was the alcohol originally used in this cocktail.

In the late 1940s, Ocean Spray and the Cranberry Growers Association actually launched a campaign to help boost the sale of cranberries, which is what led to the inception of this classic drink.

What’s the difference between Malibu bay breeze and a sunset?

A Malibu sunset uses grenadine instead of cranberry juice. It gets its name from the gradient of yellow to bright red that you might see when the sun sets.


Yield: 1 Malibu Bay Breeze cocktail

Malibu Bay Breeze Drink

Malibu Bay Breeze drink in a mason jar glass with a lime slice garnish and a yellow and white straw.

Sweet and slightly tart, this tropical Malibu Bay Breeze cocktail is a 3-ingredient cocktail with classic fruity flavors!

Prep Time
2 minutes

Total Time
2 minutes



  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the cranberry juice.
  3. Add the Malibu Rum.
  4. Top off with pineapple juice. Pour very slowly to create a layered look.
  5. Garnish with a lime slice.


  • Add a splash of vodka for a stronger drink.
  • Sparkling water is a great way to add some bubbles to your beverage.
  • This cocktail is easy to make in larger quantities for serving at parties and gatherings.
  • Freeze pineapple juice and cranberry juice ahead of time to use instead of ice cubes, or add frozen fruit to your cocktail.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 209Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1

This article originally appeared on Cocktails&Appetizers and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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