Texas Roadhouse Armadillo Punch: Perfect for Sipping in the Summer Shade


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Just like the signature cocktail for Texas Roadhouse, this Armadillo Punch is a fruity and refreshing beverage that’s perfect for sipping in the summer shade!

Looking for your new favorite adult drink? This Texas Roadhouse Armadillo Punch recipe is an easy-to-make cocktail with tried and true flavors.

With a combination of three different fruit juices and a rum base, this is an excellent way to cool off while sitting by the pool or enjoying a warm evening.

Garnish with fresh fruit slices of your choice and you’ve got yourself a sippable and delicious drink that comes together in minutes!

Light, sweet, and satisfying, this refreshing Texas Roadhouse copycat cocktail is so easy to make with common ingredients!

The best part is you don’t have to go to Texas Roadhouse to get this cocktail–you can make it easily in your own kitchen with ingredients you know and love.


Light, fruity, and refreshing, this uniquely named Armadillo Punch is popularly found at Texas Roadhouse.

It’s perfect for the spring and summer and combines the flavors of a medley of fruits for a satisfying cocktail.

If you love the classic Malibu Bay Breeze Cocktail, you’ll enjoy this as well.

With a base of coconut rum and three different mixers–cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and orange juice–this drink is bursting with juicy flavors!

Pair this drink with some Corn Salsa or a plate of homemade Cheddar Cheese Crisps for the ultimate afternoon snack. This drink is a great way to please guests, family, and friends.

And if you can’t get enough of rum cocktails, try our Malibu Pina Colada or this Pineapple Rum Punch as well!


Ingredients for armadillo punch on a counter.

With only a few simple components, this cocktail comes together in minutes and can easily be adjusted to larger quantities as well.

  • Coconut Rum – Captain Morgan makes a fantastic coconut rum, and Malibu is another classic option. But feel free to use your favorite brand of coconut rum!
  • Pineapple Juice – Provides the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.
  • Cranberry Juice – Adds a nice cranberry bite and pairs well with the pineapple juice.
  • Orange Juice – Pulls together the flavors of the other fruit juices with a refreshing and citrusy note.
  • Orange Slice – This optional garnish is a great way to add a nice orange-y aroma.
  • Cherry – Adding a maraschino cherry provides a fantastic pop of color and a bit of extra sweetness!
  • Ice – This drink is best enjoyed ice cold.


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour in the coconut rum.

    Pouring coconut rum into a shaker full of ice.

    Feel free to adjust the amount of rum depending on how strong you like your cocktails.

  2. Add the orange, pineapple and cranberry juice. Shake well. Pour into a hurricane glass.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.


  • You don’t need a cocktail shaker to make this drink! You can also combine all of the ingredients over ice and give them a good stir. The cocktail shaker just ensures that the components all mix together nicely.
  • If you want to make sure you can enjoy this drink right away, make sure to chill all of the ingredients before you put your cocktail together.
  • This punch can also be made in larger quantities, like in a pitcher or a punch bowl, if you need to serve a larger group of people.
  • I recommend waiting until just before serving to make your Armadillo Punch, but it can be stored in the fridge for a day or so if you need to prepare it ahead of time.
  • Aside from the edible garnishes, you can also add fun decorations like cocktail umbrellas, pretty straws, or other decor meant to jazz up your cocktails (like the flamingo stir stick shown below).

This Armadillo Punch combines coconut rum with three kinds of fruit juice for a refreshing cocktail.


  • Make a frozen version of this drink by pulsing in a cocktail blender with ice instead of preparing in a cocktail shaker. Use more or less ice in order to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Give your cocktail an extra punch of citrus flavor with a splash of fresh lemon juice or fresh lime juice.
  • Omit the rum to make an alcohol-free version that’s great for kids, or just as a fruity and refreshing drink without liquor!
  • For a bit of a bubbly, fizzy lift, add your choice of flavored sparkling water.
  • Give your cocktail a bit of extra sweetness and a more reddish color by adding some grenadine.

Armadillo punch on a counter with a cocktail shaker and orange slices.

This punch cocktail will quickly become a favorite thanks to its juicy fruity flavors and super simple prep!


Why is it called Armadillo Punch?

This cocktail comes from the menu of Texas Roadhouse, and the armadillo is considered one of the state animals of Texas!

The actual state animal is the Texas Longhorn, while the armadillo is the the Texas state small mammal.

Is coconut rum the same as white rum?

No, these aren’t quite the same. Most coconut rums are actually a kind of liquor made from white rum with other added ingredients, namely coconut flavor.

White rum does have some sweetness as it’s made from sugarcane, and it can also have hints of flavors like vanilla, banana, or coconut, but white rum is not synonymous with coconut rum.

You can use a white rum instead of coconut rum in this drink though!

Can you drink coconut rum by itself?

Absolutely! Pour yourself a small glass of coconut rum with some ice and enjoy a light and refreshing drink in just a few seconds.


Yield: 1 Armadillo Punch drink

Armadillo Punch – Texas Roadhouse

You’ll love the bright and fruity flavors of the Texas Roadhouse Armadillo Punch recipe, the perfect summertime cocktail!

Prep Time
2 minutes

Total Time
2 minutes


  • 2 Ounces Coconut Rum
  • 1 Ounce Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Ounce Cranberry Juice
  • 1 Ounce Orange Juice
  • Orange Slice
  • Cherry
  • Ice


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the coconut rum.
  3. Add the orange, pineapple & cranberry juices.
  4. Shake well.
  5. Pour into a hurricane glass.
  6. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.


  • Any kind of coconut rum will work fine, and a plain white rum works just as well.
  • Add other components like grenadine or sparkling water to give your cocktail more character.
  • Feel free to edit the amount of rum to your taste, or leave it out altogether for a kid-friendly option.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 158Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1

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

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