The Malibu barbie is a truly iconic doll. Malibu barbie is so well known that we had to create a drink named after her. Of course it had to be beachy, it had to be pink and it had to taste amazing.
We think we nailed it with our Malibu barbie drink! You will have to give it a try and find out for yourself.
What is Malibu Barbie?
Malibu Barbie first debuted in the early 1970’s. The doll was marketed as the classic, sun-loving, California girl. She has a deep tan, is always wearing sunglasses and even came with her own little beach towel. That Barbie doll is ready for the beach any day, anytime!
Malibu Barbie became very popular and has stayed that way since the 70’s. We wanted to create a drink inspired by this beachy, tropical girl. One sip of our Malibu Barbie drink and you will feel like you are at the beach, living the good life, too!
The fictional character that is Malibu Barbie lives at the beach. We wanted to capture that seaside lifestyle with a fruity and tropical drink. Malibu Barbie is also a very girly girl so we wanted to capture that charm with the bright pink color of our drink.
Here is What goes into our Malibu Barbie mocktail:
- Coconut Water
- Mango Juice
- Cranberry Juice
- Pineapple Juice
- Orange juice
- Maraschino Cherry and Pineapple slice
You can see that there are some very fruity ingredients for this drink! Coconut, mango and pineapple are all classic tropical flavors. Cranberry juice adds a brilliant color to the glass along with a nice dry, tangy flavor.
Orange juice is bright and bold. All these juices blend together to make something we think Malibu Barbie herself would love!
Grenadine floats on the top of the drink, slowly blending into the glass to look like a sunset. Malibu Barbie would love a good sunset! We also really like the strong taste of cherry grenadine in this tangy drink.
We strongly believe that a garnish should reflect what is inside the glass. Maraschino cherry and pineapple slice garnishes are not only pretty, but they mimic the fruity taste of this non alcoholic Malibu mocktail.
Our Malibu Barbie drink is as easy as measuring and mixing the ingredients. Here is how it is done:
- Fill two tall glasses with ice.
- Add everything except the grenadine and garnishes.
- Stir the drink to mix the juices together.
- Slowly float the grenadine on top of the drink.
- Add the garnishes and enjoy!
An incredible mocktail recipe doesn’t get much easier than that! The easier the drink, the faster you can return to the beach with a tasty non alcoholic drink in your hand and and maybe surprise your date with it 🙂 If you're thinking about a beach date, check out these beach date ideas.
We love playing around with drink ingredients. Blending the perfect mocktail is always our goal! We think that our Malibu Barbie drink is perfect exactly as it is written but if you want to tweak it a little bit, here are a few substitutions and variations you can try.
- Use raspberry lemonade in place of cranberry juice for a fruity, tangy, pink twist
- Skip the mango juice and use extra orange juice instead. Mango juice can be hard to find in the grocery store but orange juice should be very easy to locate!
- Shake the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice and then strain into a martini glass. This makes an even fancier Malibu Barbie martini mocktail
- Use the bright red juice from the maraschino cherry jar in place of grenadine
Keep the tropical taste of this beachy drink in mind when you make any alterations to the recipe. You want to be sure to keep that warm weather, ocean vibe!
Mix up this Malibu Barbie drink next time you need a tropical escape. As you sip on this tasty mocktail, remember Malibu Barbie and her laid back, happy attitude! This drink should make you feel just as relaxed and carefree. Enjoy!
We get lots of questions about our mocktail recipes so we try to answer them all for you here. If you still have questions about this tasty drink, leave them in the comments below and we will be sure to answer as soon as possible!
What goes with Malibu rum?
Malibu rum is a coconut flavored liquor. Any tropical, fruity flavors will taste good with Malibu. Or course, we skip the rum part and focus on the simple, tasty flavor of coconut. Coconut water is more flavorful and much healthier to drink than rum!
What is a Malibu Cocktail?
The most simple malibu cocktail is made with malibu rum and cola. Our Malibu Barbie mocktail is a fruitier, more tropical cocktail. We also skip the Malibu branded rum and focus on Malibu, the California city. Get that warm weather, tropical vibe with just one sip of this tasty non alcoholic Malibu drink.
How do you make Jello shots with Malibu rum?
You can turn this Malibu Barbie drink into an individual jello very easily. Boil one cup of water and add one 3 ounce package of raspberry jello to the water. Stir to dissolve and then add the remaining ingredients, except the pineapple juice, in this recipe. Stir well then pour the mix into your jello cups. Let the mix set in the fridge and then enjoy!