Let’s face it, you can never have too many tropical rum cocktail recipes, and this Fruity Island Escape provides a taste that does exactly what the name suggests!
Combine orange, pineapple, guava juice, coconut rum, pineapple rum, and spiced rum for an exotic taste sensation!
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Tropical Rum Cocktail
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading all the way through for any tips or substitute suggestions, to ensure that you have any specialized ingredients and equipment required and that you understand the steps and timings involved.
If you’re throwing a tropical-themed, Hawaiian, or Caribbean party you are going to need a delicious signature cocktail to serve, that not only looks tropical but is full of tropical flavors!
May I suggest this Fruity Island Escape – a tropical rum cocktail that is made with three kinds of rum and three different fruit juices. The garnish is a wedge of pineapple, a couple of pineapple leaves, and a maraschino cherry.
If Summer Rum Cocktails are your jam (like they are mine!) then you are going to absolutely love the flavors of Fruity Island Escape!
If you are so inclined you could hollow out a pineapple to serve beverage in, or even inside coconut shells for the ultimate tropical cocktail!
If you’re throwing a Hawaiian-themed party, I’ve got some amazing Luau Party Food recipes for you to try out too – right-click and open them in a new tab to read next!
Ingredients Used In This Cocktail
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- Grenadine – a non-alcoholic bright red pomegranate syrup
- Fruit Juices – Orange, Pineapple, Guava
- Coconut Rum – such as Malibu
- Spiced Rum – such as Captain Morgan
- Pineapple Rum – Malibu does make pineapple and coconut rum, so you could just use that for both measures of coconut rum and pineapple rum if you can’t find pineapple rum.
- Fresh Pineapple – for garnish
- Maraschino Cherries – for garnish
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 Cocktails To Make
Want to make more rum cocktails? I think you’re going to love these ones:
- Cuban Rum and Peach Cocktail – A Delicious Tropical Summer Beverage
- How To Make a Classic Mojito Cocktail with White Rum, Lime & Mint
- Tropical Paradise Cocktail with Rum & Banana Liqueur
- How To Make Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktails
Fruity Island Escape 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 Fruity Island Escape Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers can enjoy this tropical cocktail, it is as simple as removing the alcohol! Replace the measures of rum in the recipe with coconut juice/water and make the cocktail as listed in the recipe card.
You can mimic the rum flavor using spiced brown sugar syrup, coconut syrup, and or pineapple syrup, replacing the alcohols in the recipe card with the syrups. I recommend adding the syrups to taste as they may add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liquors.
For non-drinking adults who still want the rum flavor you could experiment with a non-alcoholic alternative:
- White Cane Spirit from Lyre’s – “This unique spirit has been impossibly crafted to capture the essence of a gently aged white rum with flavours that are distinct and contemporary.” Their website has international versions too, including the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, so they’re worth checking out for non-alcoholic alternatives!
Frozen Fruity Island Escape
Want to turn this tropical cocktail 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.
Fruity Island Escape For a Crowd!
Want to make a big batch of this tropical rum cocktail 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. Add some pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries in there too.
Why not skewer the pineapple and cherries onto cocktail picks for guests to garnish their drink?
When setting up your bar serving area, included cocktail glasses, small napkins, a filled ice bucket, stirrers, and themed cocktail decorations if suitable!
To make a big batch of Fruity Island Escape, mix together:
- 3 parts Orange Juice
- 3 parts Pineapple Juice
- 2 parts Guava Juice
- 1.5 parts Coconut Rum (eg., Malibu)
- 1.5 parts Spiced Rum
- 1 part Pineapple Rum
- 1 part Grenadine
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 Fruity Island Escape?
Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- 3 oz Orange Juice
- 3 oz Pineapple Juice
- 2 oz Guava Juice
- 1½ oz Coconut Rum (eg., Malibu)
- 1½ oz Spiced Rum
- 1 oz Pineapple Rum
- 1 oz Grenadine
- Pineapple Wedges, to garnish
- Pineapple Leaves, to garnish
- Maraschino Cherries, to garnish
- Add ice to a cocktail shaker and pour in the fruit juices and flavored rums.
- Shake well to combine.
- Pour into glasses filled with ice.
- Pour into the glasses and gently stir in the grenadine.
- Garnish with pineapple wedge and cherry and enjoy!
To make a big batch, use the same size container for each "1 part" and make as much as you need!
3 parts Orange Juice
3 parts Pineapple Juice
2 parts Guava Juice
1.5 parts Coconut Rum (eg., Malibu)
1.5 parts Spiced Rum
1 part Pineapple Rum
1 part Grenadine
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 1g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
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: Spicy Mango Salsa with Chips
- Main Dish: Cuban Mojo Pork
- Side Dish: Instant Pot Cuban Black Beans and Rice
- Dessert: Creamy Banana Frozen Yogurt
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