This Tropical Island Breeze Cocktail is delicious and fruity and perfect for summer! It’s made with pineapple juice, bourbon, and two kinds of rum – make a pitcher of this cocktail to serve at tropical parties – your guests will love it!
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Tropical Island Breeze 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 to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.
There seems to be lots of variations of an “Island Breeze” cocktail out there, and this is the one that I am tossing into the ring!
To me, anything with rum, pineapple, and other fruity flavors scream tropical cocktail to me!
This cocktail contains two types of rum – coconut rum (such as Malibu), white rum (such as Bacardi) and Bourbon (such as Jim Beam) but if you have other brands in your liquor cabinet then go for it!
As well as the booze, there is pineapple juice and club soda to bring the drink together, with the addition of fresh pineapple and strawberries.
You can make a single drink for yourself to enjoy while chilling out in the sunshine, or a pitcher full of Tropical Island Breeze for a larger gathering.
More Tropical Cocktails To Make
Want to make more tropical cocktails? I think you’re going to love these ones:
Tropical Island Breeze Variations
I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and especially turning the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!
Virgin Tropical Island Breeze Mocktail (non-alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers and kids can enjoy a glass of Tropical Island Breeze and by using syrups we can replace some of the booze elements!
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.
Of course, syrups add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic spirits, so use the syrups to your personal taste preference.
To make a virgin cocktail follow the recipe in the card at the end of this post and replace the coconut rum and white rum with coconut syrup and the bourbon with some vanilla syrup. You can also replace the club soda with a lemon-lime soda (or fizzy lemonade if you’re in the UK).
Frozen Tropical Island Breeze
Want to turn this cocktail into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients (except the club soda) 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 try with the virgin ingredients too!
Tropical Island Breeze Party Punch
If you want to make a big batch cocktail for a crowd then you totally can!
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. Serve in drinks dispensers, pitchers, or go really retro and serve it from a punch bowl!
Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice. If serving in a punch bowl add pineapple chunks and strawberries, if serving from a pitcher or drinks dispenser have chopped fruit available for guests to add to their glass.
To make a big batch of Tropical Island Breeze Party Punch, mix together:
- 10 parts pineapple juice
- 4 parts coconut rum
- 4 parts white rum
- 4 parts bourbon
- 8 parts club soda
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 Tropical Island Breeze Cocktail?
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!).
- 10 oz pineapple juice
- 4 oz Coconut Rum
- 4 oz White Rum
- 4 oz Bourbon
- 8 oz club soda
- 1 fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
- 8 strawberries, hulled and sliced
- Pineapple wedges and mint leaves to garnish (optional)
- Place the pineapple juice, coconut rum, white rum, and bourbon into a large pitcher.
- Stir to combine.
- You can add ice, pineapple chunks, and strawberry slices to the pitcher, or to individual glasses.
- To serve, pour into a tall glass and top with club soda.
- Garnish with pineapple wedges, and mint if using.
To make a single drink use the following measurements and follow recipe instructions above.
- 3 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz coconut rum
- 1 oz white rum
- 1 oz bourbon
- 2 oz club soda
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 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!
- Main Dish: Tropical Noodle Salad with Chicken
- Vegetarian Dish: Tropical Rice Salad
- Dessert: Tropical Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
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