Tropical Paradise Cocktail, complete with two kinds of rum, banana liqueur, and fruit juices is a tasty Summertime drink. If you are hosting a tropical party or just looking forward to enjoying cocktails while watching the sunset, this fruity rum cocktail is just what you are looking for!
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Tropical Paradise 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.
Summer is in full swing and you need to make a cocktail to sip on while sitting out in the sunshine, or by the pool… why not make this rum and banana liqueur cocktail and be whisked away (in your mind) to tropical shores!
Or maybe you’re throwing a tropical-themed party or Hawaiian Luau and want to make a big batch cocktail for your guests to enjoy? This Tropical Paradise Cocktail is sure to be a winner!
Ingredients Used In This Cocktail
For your convenience, any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe have been linked to Amazon below. Full list with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- White Rum – use your favorite brand
- Coconut Rum – such as Malibu
- Creme de Banane – a banana liqueur
- Cranberry Juice
- Pineapple Juice
- Maraschino Cherries – for garnish
This is a shaken cocktail, 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 cocktails? I think you’re going to love these ones:
- Tropical Blue Cocktail – Blue Rumba
- Tropical Island Breeze Cocktail with Bourbon & Rum
- Hawaiian Margarita Cocktail
Tropical Paradise 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 Paradise Mocktail (non-alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers can enjoy a non-alcoholic version of Tropical Paradise we can make some changes – of course, leaving out the alcohol is one of them, but we can also use a banana syrup to replace the liqueur, but still have the flavor.
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 Tropical Paradise Mocktail, follow the recipe card, but replace the alcoholic elements with the syrups suggested above.
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.
You may also find juice blends such as banana and coconut, or pineapple and coconut, or another combo that you could just use and add cranberry juice and garnishing as you would a regular cocktail
Frozen Tropical Paradise
Want to turn this 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.
Tropical Paradise Party Punch
Want to make this tropical flavored drink for a crowd? It’s so easy! Here’s how to do it
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 and add orange slices and maraschino cherries in there too.
You could also skewer the fruit onto cocktail picks and leave a plateful near the glasses so that guests can garnish their glasses. Speaking of which, place cocktail glasses in the serving area along with an ice bucket filled with ice.
To make a big batch of Tropical Paradise Party Punch, mix together:
- ½ part White Rum
- 1 part Coconut Rum (Malibu)
- 1 part Creme de Banane
- 2 part Cranberry Juice
- 2 part Pineapple 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 Tropical Paradise 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!).
- ½ oz White Rum
- 1 oz Coconut Rum (Malibu)
- 1 oz Creme de Banane
- 2 oz Cranberry Juice
- 2 oz Pineapple Juice
- Maraschino Cherries
- Orange slices
- Place the rums, banana liqueur, and fruit juices into a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Shake well to combine.
- Pour into a large glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with cherries and orange slices.
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: Cucumber Feta Watermelon Skewers Party Appetizer with Balsamic Glaze
- Main Dish: Chicken Parmigiana & Spaghetti Bake
- Dessert: Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes with Strawberries & Cream Filling!
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