Leilani Volcano Rum Drink Recipe
Several years ago, Jessica & I traveled to Las Vegas together to see Boyz II Men. The concert was awesome. Wanya sweated on me, Shawn gave me a rose & Nate gave Jessica a rose. It was such a fun night. Prior to the concert, we all met at the bar. Jessica, Mark & Derek drank some fancy cocktails & chatted up the bartender. I specifically remember Jessica giving me a taste of her Old Fashioned with the bartender’s house-made bitters. UGH! As Jessica said, “It’ll put hair on your chest.” Now, she loved it, but I just can’t hang. I told them, see you later & I headed to the Rum Bar for a tropical flavored daiquiri.
See, I’m a sugar fiend. Yeah, yeah, sugar is not good for you & all that, but I need it. I especially need it if I’m going to drink alcohol. If you’re familiar with out little site you know Jessica is our resident cocktail specialist. She made this Lemon & Elderflower Champagne Cocktail as a nod to the Royal Wedding as well as a Cold Remedy Hot Toddy to get you through Flu Season. She knows her way around the liquor cabinet & I wish I could keep up. The bottom line for me is I need to have a sugar soaked drink If I’m going to partake in the drinking festivities.
A few weeks ago, I went out for dinner & drinks with my girlfriends at a Portland Tiki Bar, Hale Pele. My cousin, Bailey & I visited years ago & it’s a really fun placed with TONS of rum drinks, delicious Hawaiian bread with Guava jam & every so often the restaurant has a “thunderstorm”. Also, their Happy Hour is a pretty sweet deal.
We sampled several drinks, but the night’s winner was the Leilani Volcano. As soon as I got home, I looked up the recipe. Evidently, the drink was or is offered at Disney’s Polynesian Village. There are a few copycat recipes online. I checked out most of them out & went to work trying to recreate this sweet, but tangy rum cocktail.
Rum is Where It’s At
Now, Derek loves him some 151 proof rum. Me, I stick with Malibu for the most part. Checking out Jessica’s picture, she chose Bacardi. The beauty of this drink recipe is you pick the rum that YOU like & it tastes wonderful no matter what. For real, I’ve made virgin versions of this Leilani Volcano Rum Drink Recipe & added Malibu, Bacardi & 151 & each drinker is happy with his or her glass. So, you pick what you like.
Give Me Some of That Pink Drink
This drink is a stunner! For real I don’t even think the pictures do it justice. If you want to make it SUPER pink, you can omit the pineapple juice & just use the Guava Nectar. We’ve always used the Kern’s brand as it’s the only one I am familiar with. It’s super tasty without alcohol, so you could make a giant batch for a party & just have folks add their own rum. That way, the kids can party too! One note: you do want to make sure this drink is shaken well. The cream coconut needs to mingle with the other liquid. If it’s well-shaken, you’ll get a really nice foamy top. As Jessica already talked about in her Pina Colada On the Rocks post, I prefer the Coco Real over Coco Lopez as well.
I am Really Into This drink! Seriously, I am! I’ve made it every weekend since I discovered it. I sent the recipe to Jessica for tasting & she loved it. My friend, Cassandra came over & she loved it too! It is a wonderful summer cocktail.
Might I suggest you pair this Leilani Volcano Rum Drink Recipe with my Summer Poolside Reading List? Books, Sun & Sugared Rum? Let’s do it!
Leilani Volcano Rum Drink Recipe
This sweet & flavorful rum cocktail is the perfect choice for a summer night.
- 4 oz Guava Nectar
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 1 oz cream coconut
- 3 oz rum
- juice of 1/2 to 1 freshly squeezed lime
Mix all ingredients in a shaker glass, shake & pour. Serve in a cold glass with or without ice.
Feel free to substitute the pineapple juice for Guava Nectar.
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