We’ve all heard about sex on the beach but what about sex with the bartender? We’re not here to hook you up. This lesser-known cocktail champions coconut rum – a hidden gem. Any cocktail that uses coconut rum is a party in your mouth. It will remind you of the beach, tropical cities, fresh flowers, and all things nice.

The sweet coconut tang and a distinctly Caribbean vibe is definitely the selling point of any coconut rum. If a bottle of alcohol could be filled with all things vacation, this would be it. 

Malibu is the most famous and coveted coconut rum and sex with the bartender happens to be the best way to gulp it down. If you want to know more about how to make one and more, you have come to the right place. 

What is in a sex with the bartender drink? 

This refreshing cocktail is a mix of some coconut rum, triple sec, grenadine syrup, soda, lime juice and Irish cream. Now let’s get a full-fledged understanding of what some of these are. 

Coconut Rum

As highlighted above, coconut rum is basically white rum or a neutral spirit mixed with coconut water or coconut flavouring and sugar. It is a general misconception that white rum and coconut rum are interchangeable but that is utterly untrue. Basic white rum lacks any added flavour. Malibu or any other coconut rum is essential to this sex with the bartender recipe. The sweeter essence is attributed to this ingredient. 

Triple sec

Triple sec is a vital ingredient in a lot of cocktails. It seems like an elusive addition, but it basically just is a sweet, dry, and generic, orange-flavoured liqueur. What sets it apart is that it is extremely strong and adds the much-needed punch to any cocktail. By volume, it can have up to 40 per cent of alcohol content. This is why it is used in a range of drinks like LIIT, Sangria, Kamikaze, Margarita and so many more. 

Grenadine Syrup

This is a non-alcoholic syrup used in many cocktails to pack in that sweet and tart flavour. It is also used to give cocktails that bright red colour that looks so beautiful. It is made using pomegranates and can easily be made at home. Over medium heat mix a quarter cup of sugar and one full cup of hundred per cent pomegranate juice. Keep mixing and stirring till the sugar dissolves entirely. 

Once dissolved, increase the heat till the mixture boils and thickens slightly. Chill this thick juice and squeeze half a lemon for a heightened tart taste. Now pour this syrup into a bottle. There you have your very own grenadine syrup. However, it cannot be stored for longer than a month. 

Sex with the bartender recipe 

Once you’ve rounded up the ingredients, the actual process is quite simple. Take a cocktail glass of your choice and mix half shots each of the coconut rum, Triple sec, grenadine syrup and lime juice.

Fill up the glass with either sprite or 7-up to the mix and give it a quick stir. Just throw in a splash of the Irish cream over the top. On the side, add a lemon and lime wedge. You’ve successfully created your sex with the bartender drink. 

We know how irresistible coconut rum can be. So, here are a few more drinks you can make with a bottle of it. Might as well go all out, right?

1. Pina Colada

This is easily one of the most classic cocktails using Malibu. All you need is to add 30 ml of Malibu, 45 ml of pineapple juice or pineapple mix with 15 ml of coconut cream into a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice. Pour the drink into a glass and add a slice of pineapple to the side and enjoy. 

2. White Russian but Hawaii style

A White Russian is a classic drink using coffee liqueur like Kapali or Kahlua. Now think Hawaiian White Russian. In a glass with ice, mix an ounce of Coconut Rum, two ounces of Kahlua and an ounce of coconut milk or cream along with one ounce of simple syrup. Stir it gently and garnish either with cocoa powder or some coconut flakes. It might seem weird but trust us. These work extremely well together. 

3. Coconut Daiquiri

Into a cocktail shaker with ice, fill 45 ml of freshly squeezed lime juice, 60 ml of coconut rum and 15 ml of simple syrup. Shake, shake, and shake. Now strain the mix into a martini glass and pop in one slice of lime. There you have it. It is that simple. 

4. Coconut overdose

This is a simple yet extremely pleasant drink. In an ice tray, freeze some coconut water. Pop a few in a glass and pour about 60 or 90 ml of coconut rum. That’s all it takes – there is your drink. It is perfect for a chill evening drink on the weekend when you do not want to put in any effort but still want a delicious cocktail. 

5. Blue Hawaiian

Add 90 ml of pineapple juice, 15 ml of fresh lemon juice, 45 ml of coconut rum and about 25 ml of Blue curacao in a cocktail shaker. Add some ice and shake vigorously so the drink is cold and chilly. Strain the mix into a glass filled with crushed ice. Add a pineapple wedge to the side. This is the perfect tropical drink if you want to vicariously live your paradise life. 

6. Tequila Sunrise – but make it coconut

Into a cocktail shaker with ice, add 90 ml of fresh orange juice and 45 ml of coconut rum. Pour the drink mix into a glass and pop in some ice on top. Then add a splash of grenadine to achieve that beautiful reddish-orange colour of the sunrise. This was our take on the tequila sunrise with coconut rum. 

So, there you have it, folks! A sex with the bartender recipe followed by a well-curated list of other cocktails using coconut rum. It is always advisable to have a Malibu bottle in your bar cabinet. You won’t ever go wrong with a coconut cocktail. Take our word for it.