Malibu Rum is one of the most flavorful and versatile alcohol choices there is. Whether you are making a punch for a summer party or enjoy Malibu as your go-to spirit, it is useful to learn what to pair it with. What are the best chasers for Malibu?
Read on for the 9 best chasers for Malibu. Malibu Rum offers a taste that mixes nicely with a wide variety of options. If you need to find the right mixer or chaser for your Malibu Rum, continue below to find your perfect match.
1. Pineapple Juice
Pineapple juice is likely many Malibu drinkers’ first choice as a chaser. Its sweet taste is refreshing and acts well to mask any unpleasantness you might get from the rum – although Malibu itself is quite mild compared to other liquors.
Pineapple juice, along with all others on this list, works well as a chaser or a mixer and other components. The bright fruitiness adds more to Malibu for those who prefer to keep their drinks as sweet as possible.
2. Orange Juice
Orange juice is another classic chaser that pairs well with theoretically any liquor. It is not too sweet, not too sour, and makes the quick dunk of the back of the head after a sip of Malibu all the more enjoyable. Orange juice brings a lot to the table when paired with Malibu:
With the subtly milky flavor of Malibu, orange juice is a great choice for the summer afternoons of enjoying cocktails with your friends. Mixing vitamin D and vitamin C makes Malibu taste even better.
3. Lemon-Lime Soda
Lemon-lime soda is a familiar favorite as a chaser for Malibu as soda is one of the most common mixer choices in cocktails. It is not so sweet that it takes away the flavor of the Malibu, and the carbonation is one of the reasons so many people like lemon-lime soda. You can use any lemon-lime soda, such as:
- Sierra Mist
Although popular, lemon-lime soda is not everyone’s first choice. If you do not want your stomach to fill up too quickly or become bloated, soda is probably not the chaser for you. Then again, if you are trying not to drink too much, it can be a good indicator that you are full.
4. Fruity or Berry Liqueur
Fruit liqueurs enhance the flavor of any drink, which is why they are such a good chaser for Malibu. With a wide variety of options, you can chase your Malibu with just about any flavor you want. Popular liqueurs include:
- Orange liqueur
- Blue Curacao
- Coffee liqueur
- Irish cream
Of course, it is advised that you be careful when chasing with liqueur as it also contains alcohol. However, the bite is much milder, and because Malibu is not too strong on its own, fruity or berry liqueurs can add even more flavor tones with the coconut rum.
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5. Club Soda
While most chasers are meant to subdue the sting of liquor, club soda simply brings out more of the flavor. Because Malibu is not incredibly unpleasant to drink, it pairs nicely with a plain chaser like club soda.
Club soda’s mild taste accents Malibu in a way that allows you to enjoy the full extent of Malibu rum.
6. Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice provides a similar experience as a chaser as most other juices, with the added benefit of a more unique taste. Citrus flavor accents a bit of a spicier taste when chasing Malibu.
Grapefruit juice is a great chaser because the flavor can differ. Sometimes it may be sweeter than it is bitter, or vice versa. In any case, it consistently produces a replenishing taste after Malibu.
A rum and coke cocktail is one of the tastiest things you can order from a bartender. Why not make your own at home? Chasing malibu with cola is an easy choice, though some might think the flavor of the cola is a bit too strong, if not altogether overpowering.
If you are drinking Malibu’s original coconut rum, you may not opt for cola, as cola is best paired with dark rum. Still, some prefer certain chasers to others.
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8. Coconut Water
For as natural an experience as possible, coconut water is an excellent choice. Coconut water is a sort of delicacy as a chaser because it is an odd chaser for other liquors. Coconut rum, however, matches perfectly.
Coconut water is a good option for people drinking Malibu who are not necessarily worried about the aftertaste as long as they cover up the slight burn from Malibu.
9. Lemon Juice or Lime Juice
Lemon juice and lime juice are chasers for those who want to add even more of a sting after drinking Malibu. Granted, they are some people’s preference, and they do mix well in a cocktail, but lemon or lime juice is as sweet and sour as it gets.
On one hand, freshly squeezed juices will definitely mask the taste of Malibu. However, they may take away from the flavor of Malibu that so many people love.
Malibu rum can be enjoyed at any time of the year, but your chaser preferences may change depending on the season. Consider the list above if you are looking for the best chasers to go with Malibu.
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