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Spicy Malibu Rum Cocktail

Updated on December 6, 2012

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A spirited cocktail using Malibu rum, fresh fruit, and spicy chilli pepper which brings a crisp cool heated sock in the chops!
A spirited cocktail using Malibu rum, fresh fruit, and spicy chilli pepper which brings a crisp cool heated sock in the chops! | Source

Fresh and Spicy Cocktails

When good health is on your mind, but that party sounds way too fun to miss out on, add a little fresh fruit juice with a kick of hot pepper to the mix! Malibu Rum offers a sweet coconut flavor that when blended, stirred, or splashed in fruit juices becomes something pretty amazing. Then, be brave by tossing in the heat of a hot chili pepper only to discover a whole new dimension to fresh squeezed cocktails! The best part, just a little goes a long way in flavor as well as fun!

The Virgin Version of My Red Rum(less) Hot Pepper Cocktail

If you are not a rum drinker, or are just not a drinker at all, simply replace the Malibu rum with coconut milk. You can use the fresh stuff right out of the coconut, or pick up a can of coconut "water" at your local market. I have even used Piña Colada mixer in a pinch (just make sure it's the non-alcoholic kind).

How Can a Rum Cocktail Be Healthy

I realize that when we think of keeping our bodies healthy, alcohol is not at the top of the list for most of us. However, the reality is that most people are going to drink some kind of alcohol at some point in their lives. when done in moderation, there is nothing wrong with a little buzz to settle the nerves or raise your spirit. So, when the urge to enjoy life with a cocktail in hand pops up, give yourself some peace of mind by drinking Malibu Rum cocktails with hot peppers, mint, and fresh squeezed whole fruit juices. Let these truly fresh ingredients— which are high in potassium, minerals, vitamins, capsicum, and water content—help you ward off the after effects of that amazing pool party you have planned for this summer vacation. Bottoms-up, not literally of course!!

Ingredients for a Fresh Squeezed Hot Pepper Cocktail

  • 1 (2 or 3) ounce Malibu Rum, Chilled
  • 1 cup of Cranberrys, spun down in blender
  • 1 bunch Peppermint, Fresh
  • 1 Jalapeno or Inferno Chili, Fresh
  • 1 Whole Apple, Fresh cored and spun down in blender
  • 1/2 Lemon, squeezed, leaving 2 sliced wheels with seeds removed
  • 1 Orange, Fresh squeezed with seeds removed
  • 1 cup ice, Crushed or cubes

Let's Make a Spicy Red Rum Cocktail

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An inferno Hot Chili PepperScoville Pepper Heat (capsicum) ScalePrep the apple, citrus and mint.Slice two wheels from the lemon and a few wheels from the chili pepper.Once everything is prepped, position the blender.Toss the mint, apple, cranberries, and citrus juice into the blender and give it a whirl.First pulse, then blend well on the "smoothie" setting. Add ice and the Malibu rum to the blended ingredients. Add 1 (or more) of the sliced pepper wheels to the blended mixture. How much heat is up to you!Spin the blender again until the cocktail becomes rich and frothy.Pour the blended rum drink into a chilled glass, garnish and serve right away.
An inferno Hot Chili Pepper
An inferno Hot Chili Pepper | Source
Scoville Pepper Heat (capsicum) Scale
Scoville Pepper Heat (capsicum) Scale | Source
Prep the apple, citrus and mint.
Prep the apple, citrus and mint. | Source
Slice two wheels from the lemon and a few wheels from the chili pepper.
Slice two wheels from the lemon and a few wheels from the chili pepper. | Source
Once everything is prepped, position the blender.
Once everything is prepped, position the blender. | Source
Toss the mint, apple, cranberries, and citrus juice into the blender and give it a whirl.
Toss the mint, apple, cranberries, and citrus juice into the blender and give it a whirl. | Source
First pulse, then blend well on the "smoothie" setting.
First pulse, then blend well on the "smoothie" setting. | Source
Add ice and the Malibu rum to the blended ingredients.
Add ice and the Malibu rum to the blended ingredients. | Source
Add 1 (or more) of the sliced pepper wheels to the blended mixture. How much heat is up to you!
Add 1 (or more) of the sliced pepper wheels to the blended mixture. How much heat is up to you! | Source
Spin the blender again until the cocktail becomes rich and frothy.
Spin the blender again until the cocktail becomes rich and frothy. | Source
Pour the blended rum drink into a chilled glass, garnish and serve right away.
Pour the blended rum drink into a chilled glass, garnish and serve right away. | Source

Malibu Rum Drink Recipe (the secret formula)

  1. Cut, core, juice, and slice all of the cocktail ingredients that require prepping. Measure a cup of fresh or frozen cranberries. (Cut the cored apple in chunks.)
  2. Toss all of the prepped ingredients into the blender along with 6 or 7 fresh mint leaves. Pulse the ingredients, then give them a good spin on the "smoothie" setting for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Pour in the ice cubes and then the rum.
  4. Toss in as many of the hot pepper wheels that you desire. NOTE: Start with one pepper wheel, then blend and taste the drink; adding more for a bigger punch of heat if needed. (Adding more heat if needed sure beats suffering because you put too much hot pepper in to begin with.)
  5. Blend on "smoothie" setting until the mixture of ingredients gets nice and frothy. I lift the center removable section of the blender lid to allow more air to get incorporated into the mix.
  6. Pour the cool frothy cocktail into a chilled glass. Garnish with a sprig of peppermint, a lemon wheel, and a hot pepper wheel. Serve immediately.

Red Rum Cocktail Garnish

A fresh garnish makes any drink look more appealing, and can give a clue to the person drinking it as to what surprises may be lurking in a colorfully inviting red rum cocktail!
A fresh garnish makes any drink look more appealing, and can give a clue to the person drinking it as to what surprises may be lurking in a colorfully inviting red rum cocktail! | Source

A Cocktail Garnish Tells The Story

What Makes the Cocktail Garnish so Important

Some bartenders (who shall not be named, but you know who you are) will put a menagerie of fruits, leaves, and foul weather gear on the rim of a beverage, much of the time having no regard for the importance of such decorative clues. Every drink garnish has a very important job to do, of which the bartender should embrace! This delicate blend of this suspended décor is delivered to the consumer as an offering, a warning if you will, as to what the cocktail recipe might contain. As with our Red Rum Hot Pepper Cocktail today, that tiny sliced wheel of chili pepper serves to clue-in the drinker that a "swat" of spicy-heat is in their very near cocktail future!

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Fresh Squeezed Rum Cocktail With a Spicy Kick

Adding a little spice to your Malibu Rum drink can make the party even more fun!
Adding a little spice to your Malibu Rum drink can make the party even more fun! | Source

Comments "My Red Rum and Hot Pepper Cocktail"

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    DigMyPast 

    5 years ago

    I have a decanter of rum that is stuffed with Thai chilis! I am going to improvise your drink tonight so I get rid of a cold!!!

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    India Arnold 

    6 years ago from Northern, California

    Simone~ I hope your friend enjoys the spicy drink! Thank you for stopping by for a red rum read!

    HubHugs~

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    Simone Haruko Smith 

    6 years ago from San Francisco

    I have a friend that would absolutely love this. Thanks for the spicy recipe, K9!

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    India Arnold 

    6 years ago from Northern, California

    GORDON!! What a nice surprise to find you here today! (Big K9 smile!) I must admit, I appreciate your whiskey recipe! I am so flattered that you approve of the hot pepper rum drink here, it is indeed a far more interesting cocktail than most.

    So happy you made it by my friend!

    Super HubHugs~

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    India Arnold 

    6 years ago from Northern, California

    Doc Sonic~ I am with you! Three of the major food groups in this" healthy" --and spicy--cocktail! LOL! It definitely lifts ones spirits on a hot day. Thanks for stopping by!

    HubHugs~

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    India Arnold 

    6 years ago from Northern, California

    LetitiaFT~ I hope you enjoy it! It is a cocktail refreshment with one spicy kick!

    Cheers~

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    Gordon Hamilton 

    6 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

    Hello, K9!

    I'm not normally a cocktail person - the only thing I like added to my whisky is more whisky :) - but this certainly sounds intriguing. I love the kick of peppers and combining them with the kick of an alcoholic drink certainly sounds more than interesting.

    Great idea and I have added this prominently to my "To do" list!

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    Glen Nunes 

    6 years ago from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

    Nice! Rum, fresh fruit, and spicy hot peppers - that's three of the major food groups right there! No wonder it's healthy. ;) Voted up and Pinned.

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    LetitiaFT 

    6 years ago from Paris via California

    Goodness, this looks scrumptious. A must try!

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    India Arnold 

    6 years ago from Northern, California

    shin_rocka04~ I hadn't thought about this rum cocktail making a good salsa,...it has a pretty bright flavor. Now I have to whip up a batch and dip a chip or two!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Cheers~

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    shin_rocka04 

    6 years ago from Maryland

    This looks pretty good and I bet it would probably make an excellent salsa for chips as well.

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    India Arnold 

    6 years ago from Northern, California

    Jools99~ What a treat to be shared with your FB friends! Thank you. What a great idea to serve this at a themed BBQ party! Your hub on "Barbecue Party Ideas" is the perfect mate for this drink! Thanks for stopping by today, I am honored that you did.

    HubHugs~

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    India Arnold 

    6 years ago from Northern, California

    Docmo~What a wonderful comment! I hope you find that delectable individual and blend-up a spicy rum cocktail to share. It is a very refreshing and stimulating cocktail to say the least. Thank you for bringing a warm beach moment to this comments section. Quite grateful for your time!

    HubHugs~

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    Jools99 

    6 years ago from North-East UK

    I really like Malibu but would never have thought about mixing it with chillis - I am brave enough to try this I think - but will maybe make it on a girly night in or one of my themed barbecue parties. Intriguing!

    Voted up! Also putting on my Facebook page - some of my friends like cocktails too.

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    Mohan Kumar 

    6 years ago from UK

    Ooh some of my favourite ingredients (and fruits!) I can almost imagine these flavors. Malibu and chilli peppers. Mint. mmmm. All I need is some sunshine, a lounger, a beach and a book ( or a delectable companion) I'm in heaven. voted up/awesome.

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