On a hot summer day, there is nothing better than an ice-cold drink to cool you down. Slushies are a big hit with kids, and this ‘grown-up’ version of a slushie is perfect for hot summer afternoons or evenings. Pineapple Rum Slush is a refreshing drink for sipping by the pool or serving at a BBQ.
What to Serve This Drink With
This recipe pairs very well with spicy dishes. The sweetness of the pineapple offsets the spiciness of dishes like jerk chicken and curries. It also goes well with hot wings.
With only three ingredients, this is an easy-to-make drink that tastes great and is perfect for a hot summer day.
Many recipes for drinks like this one use coconut water or just plain water. I prefer to use pineapple juice. And I like to garnish with maraschino cherries instead of more pineapple.
The use of Malibu Rum is my choice for the alcohol in Pineapple Rum Slush, but white rum can be substituted if Malibu is not available or on hand. The amount of rum used can also be adjusted to taste. The recipe calls for 2 ounces of rum per serving, but you can adjust it to 1 or 1½ ounces.
If you can’t find frozen pineapple, you can use fresh pineapple that is cut into chunks. Place fresh pineapple chunks on a plate or sheet pan and freeze for at least an hour before blending.
To make this drink, I use a blender. If I am only making these for myself, then I use a personal-sized blender, the same one I use for smoothies. When I have company and I am serving multiple servings, then I use my larger blender, a Ninja.
I like to serve this slush in a stemless wine glass, but for a fancier look, I serve Pineapple Rum Slush in hurricane glasses with a slice of fresh pineapple.
Making Pineapple Rum Slush for a Crowd
This recipe is easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled. When making a large batch, the amount of Malibu Rum used can be altered to your taste or that of your guests. I use 1½ ounces of rum in place of 2 ounces per serving when making larger batches.
Pineapple Rum Slush
- ¾ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- 2 ounces Malibu Rum
- maraschino cherries for garnish
- Place all ingredients in a blender
- Blend until all pineapple chunks are pureed
- Pour into a stemless wineglass or hurricane glass.
- Top with a couple of cherries for garnish and serve with a straw