This Polynesian Village Cocktail is sure to awaken your senses and transport you to an exotic island!
Inspired by Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, this tropical cocktail is filled with pineapple rum, tropical rum, spiced rum, and orange curaçao and is perfect for hot summer days!
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Polynesian Village Cocktail
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.
We are about to jet off to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and are staying at our DVC Home – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
It’s been more than 3 years since we last visited (thanks Corona!) our happy place, and to celebrate our return, I simply had to share this delicious tropical concoction that I have named after the resort!
The Polynesian Village cocktail contains THREE different types of rum (my favorite liquor!), orange curaçao, and tropical fruit juices – what is not to love about that?!
You could get really fancy and use a pineapple corer to hollow out a whole pineapple to serve your drink, or just keep it simple in a glass and lots of fruity garnishes like we have.
Once mixed, simply lay back, close your eyes, and dream of Disney’s Polynesian!
Or you could serve it up as the signature cocktail at a Hawaiian party – I’ve got lots more Luau Party Food and drink recipes for you to try out. Right-click and open them in a new tab to read next!
Ingredients Used In This Cocktail
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- Pineapple Rum – brands include Parrot Bay (also known as Captain Morgan’s Parrot Bay), Dead Man’s Fingers, Rockstar Spirits, Captain Morgan Tiki is pineapple, and mango rum which you could also use.
- Tropical Rum – brands include Bacardi (USA import in the UK), Red Leg, The Bush Rum Co., Neptune Rum.
- Blackheart Toasted Coconut Spiced Rum – if you can get it, but if not, use either a coconut rum or a spiced rum, or a blend of the two. Brands include Manchester Drinks Co., Malibu, Kracken, Grand Kadoo, BrewDog Spirits, Captain Morgan.
- De Kuyper Orange Curaçao – you do not want Blue Curaçao for this drink! Alternatively, you could use Triple Sec or Cointreau.
- Tropicana Island Punch – or alternatively, another brand of tropical fruit juice
This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.
More Tropical Cocktails To Make
If you enjoy tropical-flavored cocktails, I think you’re going to love these ones:
- Tropical Island Breeze Cocktail with Bourbon & Rum
- Tropical Blue Cocktail – Blue Rumba
- Tropical Paradise Cocktail with Rum & Banana Liqueur
- How To Make Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktails
- Banana Colada – A Tropical Rum Banana Cocktail for Parties
- Cuban Rum and Peach Cocktail – A Delicious Tropical Summer Beverage
- Fruity Island Escape – A Totally Tropical Rum Cocktail to Make for Summer!
Polynesian Village Cocktail Variations
I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, like how to turn the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!
Virgin Polynesian Village Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers can enjoy this tropical drink we simply remove the alcohol and replace it!
For kiddos, mix the tropical juice with some lemon-lime soda or sparkling lemonade to make a long, fizzy, fruity drink.
For adults, we’re going to pop in a few syrups, and there is also the option of non-alcoholic liquors these days too.
I love the Monin brand of syrups as there are lots of flavors and they are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, cocoa, shakes, smoothies, and more.
To make a Polynesian Village Mocktail stir the following ingredients together and garnish with fruit as on the recipe card:
- 3 oz Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic White Cane or Coconut Syrup*
- 3 oz Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Dark Cane or Pineapple Syrup
- 3 oz Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spiced Cane or Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup
- 3 oz Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Orange Sec
- 3 oz Coconut Syrup (when using non-alcoholic liquors)
- 16 oz Tropicana Island Punch or Tropical Fruit Juice
*I haven’t made the mocktail version, so I recommend adding the syrups to taste as they may add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.
Frozen Polynesian Village
Want to turn this drink into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of crushed ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze! You could do the same with the mocktail version too.
Polynesian Village For a Crowd!
Want to make a big batch of this rum-filled beverage for a party or gathering? It’s so easy!
As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.
Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice to keep the cocktail chilled. If serving in a punch bowl or pitcher, throw in some fruit garnish such as chopped pineapple, cocktail cherries, chopped kiwi, and citrus slices.
Or you could skewer fruit onto cocktail picks for guests to garnish their drinks.
When setting up your bar serving area, include cocktail glasses, small napkins, a filled ice bucket, stirrers, and themed cocktail decorations if suitable! A tropical cocktail is always the time to break out the paper umbrellas and decorations!
To make a big batch of Polynesian Village cocktail mix together:
- 3 parts Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Pineapple Rum
- 3 parts Bacardi Tropical Rum
- 3 parts Blackheart Toasted Coconut Spiced Rum (or coconut rum)
- 3 parts Orange Curaçao
- 16 parts Tropicana Island Punch or fruit juice
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make A Polynesian Village Cocktail?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 3 oz Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Pineapple Rum
- 3 oz Bacardi Tropical Rum
- 3 oz Blackheart Toasted Coconut Spiced Rum
- 3 oz Orange Curaçao
- 16 oz Tropicana Island Punch or Tropical Fruit Juice
- Pineapple Leaves
- Pineapple Wedges
- Maraschino Cherries
- Kiwi Slices
- Lime Slices
- Place all of the ingredients into a large pitcher and stir to combine.
- Pour into four ice-filled glasses and garnish as desired with fruit. Enjoy!
Make It A Meal!
The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!
- Appetizer: Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts Party Appetizer with Spicy Mustard Dip
- Soup: Roasted Fennel & Tomato Soup with Coconut Milk
- Salad: Watermelon Feta Salad with Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette
- Main Dish: Garlic-Chili Swordfish with Grilled Pineapple and Papaya
- Side Dish: Tropical Island Rice
- Dessert: Pina Colada Layer Cake
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