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Malibu Bay Breeze (3-ingredient drink)

29 December 2019 | Last Updated: 8 July 2020 By Aleksandra

Delicious and easy drink, made with only 3 ingredients: Malibu (coconut rum), pineapple juice, and cranberry juice. I stumbled upon it when I was looking for recipes to use up the Malibu liquor that I had left from making Pina Colada drinks. Malibu bay breeze is sweet, fruity, and very refreshing. If you’re wondering what to mix with malibu, this is the easiest and most delicious option.

malibu bay breeze in two glasses

Ingredients:

You need only 3 ingredients:

  • Malibu liquor – any other coconut liquor will also work.
  • Pineapple juice – I used store-bought unsweetened pineapple juice.
  • Cranberry juice drink – you need to buy cranberry juice that is sweetened and not pure cranberry juice which is very sour. If you have pure cranberry juice you can also use it but you need to make a simple syrup to sweeten the drink.

How to make simple syrup: mix equal parts of granulated sugar and water, cook in a small pot until sugar is dissolved then leave to cool. Add to your drink until it is sweet enough for you.

How to make it step by step:

Making this drink is extremely simple. Just add equal parts of Malibu liquor, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice drink into each serving glass or into a large pitcher. Stir and serve with ice.

malibu bay breeze preparation steps

How to layer the drink (to see the color layers):

  1. Pour the Malibu liquor into the glass.
  2. Pour the pineapple juice on the back of a teaspoon, slowly and in a thin stream.
  3. Next pour the cranberry juice the same way.

Don’t stir! Carefully add a couple of ice cubes to the drink. It’s ready! You can garnish the drink with pineapple wedges.

Make it ahead:

If you don’t care about the layers, the Malibu bay breeze can be easily made ahead. You can prepare a big pitcher of this drink and store in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve chilled or with ice cubes.

malibu bay breeze in a glass

Similar drinks:

Bay breeze drink has many different names (like Downeaster, Hawaiian Sea Breeze, or Tropical Bay Breeze), depending on what kind of liquor they’re using. Usually, vodka or rum (light rum or coconut rum) are being added. Vodka and rum provide more neutral taste to the drink, while coconut rum adds tropical taste.

  • How to make a Bay Breeze drink: mix equal amounts of vodka, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice.
  • Malibu Bay Breeze – this is the same drink as Bay Breeze drink but uses coconut rum (Malibu) instead of vodka.
  • How to make a Sea Breeze drink: it’s made with vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice. Mix equal amounts of these ingredients.
  • Malibu sunset – is made with Malibu, pineapple juice and grenadine (sweetened pomegranate juice).

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Malibu Bay Breeze

A delicious drink made with only 3 ingredients!
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two glasses with malibu bay breeze, rim decorated with pineapple wedge
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 123kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 1 part Malibu
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • 1 part cranberry juice drink sweetened cranberry juice, not pure cranberry juice
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  • How to make the drink: Add equal parts of the ingredients into each serving glass or into a large pitcher. Stir and serve with ice.
  • How to layer the drink (to see the color layers): First pour the Malibu liquor into the glass, next pour the pineapple juice on the back of a teaspoon, slowly and in a thin stream. Next, pour the cranberry juice the same way. Don't stir! Carefully add a couple of ice cubes to the drink.
  • Cheers!

Notes

  • Calories count = 1 drink = 1 small glass, like on the photos. This drink contains 1.5 oz (45g) of Malibu, 1.5 oz (45g) of pineapple juice and 1.5 oz (45g) of cranberry juice.
  • Ingredients + substitutions:
    • Malibu liquor – any other coconut liquor will also work.
    • Pineapple juice – I used store-bought unsweetened pineapple juice.
    • Cranberry juice drink – you need to buy cranberry juice that is sweetened and not pure cranberry juice which is very sour. If you have pure cranberry juice you can also use it but you need to make a simple syrup to sweeten the drink. How to make simple syrup: mix equal parts of granulated sugar and water, cook in a small pot until sugar is dissolved then leave to cool.
  • This drink can be easily made ahead.
  • You can garnish the drink with pineapple wedges.
Course drinks and alcoholic beverages
Cuisine international
Keyword drinks with malibu, malibu bay breeze recipe

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4 Comments

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    Stephanie
    14 March 2021 at 05:39

    I make a drink similar to this, I call it the”Stephanie special”lol. Only difference is I use equal amounts of Malibu, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, & orange juice- then I add another shot of Malibu

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      Aleksandra
      14 March 2021 at 14:19

      sounds good! thank you!

  • Reply
    Kadi
    20 February 2021 at 00:04

    I’ve been bartending for over 7 years… when making a Malibu bay breeze you do NOT need sweetened cranberry juice or simple syrup! You mix pineapple juice with coconut rum and a splash of cranberry! Ice in the glas to the top, 1 oz of coconut rum, fill the glass with pineapple and top it off with a splash of cranberry juice. That is all!!! The only reason I’m commenting this is bc im over people telling bartenders we didn’t make the drink correct bc you were taught wrong. ❤️Kadi

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      Aleksandra
      20 February 2021 at 06:02

      Thank you, I didn’t know that! But on the other hand, I can’t imagine using unsweetened cranberry juice in this drink, it would be simply too tart for me so I stick with the sweetened version.

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