If Malibu Rum recipes take you straight to a tropical island, you’re not alone! We love this coconutty drink mixed in to cocktails or desserts. But you don’t have to be limited to Pina Colada or malibu rum drinks recipes alone. In fact, there are even loads of savory dishes which work great with Malibu. Don’t believe us? Read on!

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Malibu Rum Recipes: Sweet and Savory

Are you ready to add a tropical twist to your kitchen creations? Look no further than Malibu Rum! This versatile spirit with its smooth coconut flavor is not only perfect for refreshing drinks but can also be used to for a variety of food recipes. Probably a bigger variety than you think!

To start off with, lets check out some Malibu Rum recipes that go beyond beverages and desserts. From appetizers to barbecue winners, these recipes will bring a taste of the tropics to your table.

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Malibu Rum Glazed Shrimp Skewers Recipe

Skewered shrimp marinated in a flavorful mixture of Malibu Rum, coconut, lime juice and brown sugar, then grilled to perfection. The glaze adds a touch of sweetness and tropical flair to this seafood classic. Amazing for appetizers!

Malibu Rum Mango Salsa Recipe

A vibrant salsa recipe made with diced mangoes, red onions, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, and a splash of Malibu Rum. Here it’s paired with pork carnitas, but it’s tangy and fresh enough to cut through the richness of almost any fatty meat.

Coconut Chicken Wings with Malibu Rum Sauce Recipe

Who said Malibu Rum recipes had to be seafood? Perfectly crispy chicken wings taken to a new level after being air fried and then drizzled with a sauce made of marmalade, soy sauce, Malibu Rum, and sriracha. Sweet, coconutty, tangy, and salty all at once – it’ll be your new favorite way to eat chicken wings!

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Sweet Malibu Rum Recipes and Dishes

Coconutty and fragrant Malibu Rum works really well in sweet recipes, unsurprisingly. You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to desserts which feature the drink – but here are a few we can’t get enough of.

Malibu Rum Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

A classic dessert with a tropical twist! This mouthwatering cake by Betty Crocker features caramelized pineapple rings soaked in Malibu Rum (just sub the pineapple rum, for Malibu!), topped with a fluffy cake batter, and baked to perfection. Cake by the ocean, anyone?

Malibu Rum Coconut Popsicles Recipe

Beat the heat with these creamy and refreshing popsicles. Made with a blend of Malibu Coconut Rum, coconut milk, pineapple, and orange juice, they’re an adult take on the creamy popsicles you devoured as a kid after a long hot day in the sun. They just scream ‘pool party’ or beach day!

Pina Colada Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Enjoy a virtual tropical vacation! The crust is made with macadamia nuts, coconut and gingersnaps, and the cheesecake filling is sweet yet a little tart, creamy and decadent. And did we mention….100% vegan too?

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Malibu Rum Drinks Recipes

And of course, coconut rum drinks recipes are probably the most popular and famous of all the Malibu uses. And why not? It’s great in cocktails and also works well with simple mixers. But outside of a coconutty Pina Colada, what other options do you have? Well…lots!

Here are some to get you started with Malibu Rum drinks all summer long.

Malibu Bay Breeze Cocktail

When something is as delicious as this, there’s no need to go too overboard. Pineapple, malibu, cranberry, and a dash of lime. That’s all you need!

Boozy Watermelon Slushie Recipe

Who says the days of slushies in summer are over now you’re an adult? Not us! This watermelon and Malibu infused drink is the adult party starter you didn’t know you needed!

Mango Mojito Recipe

Mix two of the best tropical staples and you get a mango mojito. Sit back, sip away, and enjoy.

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Bring a Taste of Malibu to Your Table All Summer

Malibu Rum is not only a fantastic addition to your drink repertoire but also a versatile ingredient that can do double duty on the drinks and dinner table. From savory appetizers to mouthwatering desserts, these Malibu Rum-infused recipes bring a taste of the tropics to your table. So, what are you waiting for? Pour some coconut rum and try these recipes!