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Malibu Coconut Rum is distilled from fermented molasses and blended with coconut and sugar. The brand is owned by one of the world's largest spirits producers, Pernod Ricard.
Currently produced in Canada, Malibu Coconut rum was originally made in Curaçao from fruit spirits flavored with coconut and rum. The original recipe was developed as a shortcut for bartenders making Piña Coladas, however today the stands on its own.
This is an extremely sweet coconut liqueur, I've had it on many occasions and, if I'm being honest, didn't even know it was rum based. It's not horrible, but it is extremely sweet, like a Bounty bar blended and (somehow) made into liquid form.
It's actually quite pleasant when mixed with fresh fruit juice as a drink on a hot summer's day. I would probably have given it a better mark if it were cheap, but both of the local supermarkets have this at £15 a bottle, given I can buy a full strength dark rum for that then I can see no reason to recommend it. If I was given it for free then I would happily take it, but at the price I'd pick up a bottle of rum and not a rum based liqueur.
Is this even rum? I thought it was a 16 year old mixer
Try it with Raspberry juice and ice for a “ruffle”. Decent for a pina colada too.
If you like coconut, then you will like the aroma. I can’t call this rum. I use it only for cocktails, to add a special flavor.
But its not bad at all.
Lukta kokos smakar kokos, bra i drinkar. Kan på sin höjd tas med mycket is i liten mängd men gör sig bra i flertalet drinkar och är en tacksam blandflaska.
Ok, a spiced rum, a classic Pina Colada ingredient really. Not my cup of tea, but very coconutty.
This is barely a rum, it's coconut flavoured liquor. Weak enough to drink straight, bad enough that you would never want to.
Cheap "rum" for a cheap drink. I wouldn't waste money on it, but it's the kinda bottle that every bar has sitting in the back in case someone wants it.
I can only imagine this rum was explicitly designed to be an easy, no-measure pour (read: dump) into fake tiki drinks and solo cups filled with canned Dole pineapple juice. On its own it is offensively bad, but when mixed with the skill of a college kid or dive bar bartender it comes into its own and results in something remarkably more palatable than most other things in that category. Various juices and Malibu are a better bet than Jack and Cokes and screwdrivers, and the coconut flavor is useful in a pinch for a crappy party punch, but this is not meant for anyone with an appreciation for rum.
Terrible choice if you like complex rums. Definitely not my type. Overly sweet.
Use quite frequently in Caribbean type cocktail when we have guest over. Not bad straight up.
Malibu cola. Pina colada. Malibu orange. This is it.
Wow what a sexist subject line to this review. Well, they will. It's a good rum if you have enough small umbrellas around to finish the bottle. You are not going to dig out your monocle, looking like the monopoly man, sit by the fire and break down the craftsmanship of this fine rum. You are gonna get all your girls together like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City together and go out on the town on a mission of "man conquest" and have some Malibu rum. It's a mixer that has a narrow target. I wouldn't mix with a coke or Ginger ale. It's a blast your panties off tropical party in a bottle. Blender recommended.
Can't get to the Bahamas, Hawaii, or even out of your apartment on a Sunday, then Malibu will get you as close to a beach as you want. Sand and sunburn not included.
Coconut flavored syrupy sugary garbage, plain and simple.
I admit this started it all for me so I have a love of Malibu. I keep some in my fridge just incase i want to add a coconut flavor to my coke which is delicious. Overall not really a rum as I no have acquired a taste for real rum, but not bad if you like sugar haha.
Basic coconut rum which I prefer over some other variants. But most often used for a Malibu Libre withe coke or a very nice cocktail is Malibu Coconut + blood orange juice + some sugar cane sirop on the rocks
I recently went to a crawfish boil, which is a popular spring time gathering in south Louisiana. After all of the mud bugs had been gobbled up by everyone, I noticed a bottle of this rum on the table where the veggies were all cut up. The cook only used a half bottle of the 750 ml size to add to the boil. In my half century of attending crawfish boils and doing a few myself, I have NEVER seen this stuff used as a secret ingredient. I told him that this stuff has 100 gpl of added sugar, as in 25 teaspoons per bottle. He looked surprised. And guess what? No one even noticed this secret ingredient, so adding it to the boil was a total waste of money.
At any rate, I realized that I had not yet rated this "rum", so here goes. Once you get past the luring smell, it tastes like coconut syrup and not rum. As I said before, this one is loaded with sugar and has twice as much as the much better one from Blue Chair Bay that is also easily available. Out of the 13 coconut rums that I have tried and rated, this one is the third worst.
Rum w coconut flavor, perhaps useful as mixer, for a piña colada
errinerung ihn meine jugend! starker kokosnuss geschnack! haben wir früher mit orangen oder ananassaft getrunken schrecklich...
hat für mich nichts mit rum zu tun.
i will never try it
Not really like it. Good yo prepare pina colada. Noy a very big fan of flavoured rum
Sweet. Not much of a rum, but then again you do not really expect one. It is an artificial drink. But still you might want that.
En väldigt söt kokosnötsrom.
Passar sig inte att dricka som den är tycker jag, utan det är en drinkmixer rom.
I chuckle at establishments that consider this rum "top shelf." It's too sweet, almost cloyingly so. More sweetness than coconut flavor. It mixes well enough but I'd rather use a coconut rum that's more rum than sweetness in my mixed drinks. This is most people's go-to coconut rum which is sad, because there are so many coconut rums that are coconut flavorful and actually taste like rum.
Outside of being used in a sweet rum punch or something similar, I don’t see much place for this one. The last time this was a staple in my residence, I’m pretty sure I was in college & likely not old enough to drink it. Tastes like suntan lotion & bad decisions.
Malibu Coconut rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide