We serve the sultry, tropical Malibu Sunset cocktail at Old Havana, and whilst we endure the depths of winter isn’t it nice to kindle the warm sunny days and nights of summer, sipping this evocative drink.

One of the main elements is of course Malibu coconut rum. This iconic tipple was created by Cornish-born drinks industry icon, Tom Jago in 1982, who was also responsible for that other famous brand, Baileys Irish Cream.

To this day, Malibu is made in Barbados by the West Indies Rum Distillery, with each bottle brimming with Caribbean sunshine!

Whilst we are closed due to Welsh lockdown restrictions, here’s a recipe for you to make your own version at home.


  • Ice cubes
  • Pineapple-orange juice
  • Malibu coconut rum
  • Grenadine
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Pineapple and/or orange slices (for garnishing)


Add ice to the glass, followed by the juice and Malibu. Then, give it a good stir.

Drizzle in the grenadine (use however much you’d like!) and garnish with cherries, pineapple, and orange slices.

For a sweeter Malibu drink, use more grenadine. For a less sweet beverage, cut down on the grenadine. Or use some unsweetened cranberry juice and add a splash of that to brighten up the flavour of this rum mixed drink without adding any sweetness.

Recipe: Averie Cooks

Malibu website: www.maliburumdrinks.com

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