Add a splash of color to your next party with this rainbow cocktail that boasts three beautifully displayed layers of tropical and fruity flavors.
Prep Time2 minutesmins
Total Time2 minutesmins
Keyword: Rainbow Cocktail Recipe
¾ to 1cupice cubes
⅓cuppineapple juice,not from concentrate
1ouncecoconut rum,I used the Malibu brand
½ounceblue curaçao liqueur
½ounceclear rum,also known as silver rum - I used the Bacardi brand
AirHeads Xtremes Rainbow Berry Ribbon Candy threaded onto a long Skewer
A colorful twisty straw
In a stemless champagne glass (your glass needs to hold 8 to 10 ounces of liquid), add your red layer by carefully pouring the grenadine syrup into the bottom of the glass. Be very careful not to get any of the grenadine on the sides of the glass.
Add your ice cubes to the glass, one by one, so you do not disturb the grenadine syrup layer. I like to use a large spoon to place the first few cubes then you can add the rest of the ice. Depending on the size of your champagne flute, you may not be able to fit an entire cup of ice in it.
For your yellow layer, stir together the pineapple juice and coconut rum in a small measuring cup with a pour spout. Very slowly pour it over the ice in the glass, being very careful not to disturb the red layer too much.
For the blue layer, you will combine together, in a second small measuring cup with a pour spout, the blue curaçao, and clear rum. Very slowly, pour this last layer into the glass.
Garnish with the skewer of rainbow ribbon candy and a fun twisty straw. Be careful when adding your garnish, so you do not stir up your rainbow cocktail layers.
Blue curaçao liqueur tastes exactly the same as orange-colored curaçao. They are both orange-flavored liqueurs. I used blue for the look of a rainbow.
It is very important that you add the grenadine syrup before adding the ice to your glass. Grenadine is a thick, sweet, pomegranate-flavored non-alcoholic syrup commonly used to flavor cocktails. It will hold its layer if you place it in the bottom of the glass first.
Be sure to mix the pineapple juice and coconut rum well before adding them to your glass. Because you are trying to make nice layers for this cocktail, it is important that your individual layers are combined well so that you do not need to stir your drink, thus ruining your pretty rainbow effect upon serving.
It is important to mix the blue curaçao with the clear rum. Doing this helps keep the blue layer from mixing with the pineapple juice.
Be careful that you do not disturb the layers when presenting this cocktail, as it will create a very purple cocktail. It will still taste delicious, though.