New recipes

A Simple Sunset Cocktail Menu

A Simple Sunset Cocktail Menu


Say hello to summer by firing up the grill and make these warm-weather favorites from chef Dean Sheremet

Istock/Gratomlin

Cocktails at Sunset

When the weather is warm, nothing screams spring more than a gathering with close friends during the twilight hours. Whip up a large batch of sweet and fruity red sangria, string the party lights around the table, and put your favorite summer tunes on. — Allison Beck

Hosting a cocktail party is a bit like feeding children; stick to the basics and make it damn good.

So, when I’m planning a cocktail party, I try to keep it simple. I bring out my go-to dishes that I know are home runs, like a fruity sangria and delicious grilled burgers. Nothing fancy! No one really cares if it took you four days and four hundred dollars to make that foie gras terrine. They’re really there for the booze.

In truth, I’m just like you. Yes, I want to win over friends and influence people through my food, but all I really want to do is be able to enjoy the company of my friends for the few hours we’re together. Remember this when planning the menu: There is nothing worse than spending more time working the kitchen than working the room.

Here are some of my go-to favorites for a memorable evening with friends:


Malibu Sunset Cocktails

These Malibu Sunset Cocktails are incredibly simple to prepare and refreshing in taste! Using pineapple juice, Malibu Rum, and grenadine….this sweet tropical drink is the perfect summer cocktail!


This easy to make, tasty cocktail combines coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine! I have heard this drink referred to as a “Malibu Barbie” and even the ” Panty Dropper”. Taking one look at it though, it reminded me of a sunset, hence why I went with Malibu Sunset!

Last week, my kids were taking an evening swim and my hubby and I were relaxing on our swing. It was the perfect evening to enjoy a cocktail and we did just that! My hubby disappeared into the house for a few minutes and when he came out, he brought two of these tasty drinks!

The first thing I noticed was the coloration. Quite pretty, right? Just like a sunset, only in drink form! Almost too pretty to enjoy….keyword being “almost”.

I’m typically not a huge fan of tropical drinks, crazy I know, but I’m not a huge pineapple fan, and most drinks include pineapple. However, this drink was quite delicious! I decided to try it before knocking it, and sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Quite refreshing, only required 3 ingredients, and a great summer beverage choice!

If you’re sitting poolside, hosting a get together, or simply looking for something to sip on one evening, I highly recommend trying these! You can have them ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!

We didn’t have any pineapple slices or cherries on hand, but to really enhance the look of these, garnish with a few slices of fruit on a toothpick or side of the glass and it’ll complete the look!

Enjoy these Malibu Sunset Cocktails, but please drink responsibly! See my other cocktail favorites here, https://thecookinchicks.com/tag/cocktail/

While you’re here, be sure to scroll below and sign up for my newsletter! Not only will I send you my new recipes so you never miss anything, but you’ll also automatically be entered in monthly, FREE prize giveaways! Win, win, right?


Malibu Sunset Cocktails

These Malibu Sunset Cocktails are incredibly simple to prepare and refreshing in taste! Using pineapple juice, Malibu Rum, and grenadine….this sweet tropical drink is the perfect summer cocktail!


This easy to make, tasty cocktail combines coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine! I have heard this drink referred to as a “Malibu Barbie” and even the ” Panty Dropper”. Taking one look at it though, it reminded me of a sunset, hence why I went with Malibu Sunset!

Last week, my kids were taking an evening swim and my hubby and I were relaxing on our swing. It was the perfect evening to enjoy a cocktail and we did just that! My hubby disappeared into the house for a few minutes and when he came out, he brought two of these tasty drinks!

The first thing I noticed was the coloration. Quite pretty, right? Just like a sunset, only in drink form! Almost too pretty to enjoy….keyword being “almost”.

I’m typically not a huge fan of tropical drinks, crazy I know, but I’m not a huge pineapple fan, and most drinks include pineapple. However, this drink was quite delicious! I decided to try it before knocking it, and sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Quite refreshing, only required 3 ingredients, and a great summer beverage choice!

If you’re sitting poolside, hosting a get together, or simply looking for something to sip on one evening, I highly recommend trying these! You can have them ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!

We didn’t have any pineapple slices or cherries on hand, but to really enhance the look of these, garnish with a few slices of fruit on a toothpick or side of the glass and it’ll complete the look!

Enjoy these Malibu Sunset Cocktails, but please drink responsibly! See my other cocktail favorites here, https://thecookinchicks.com/tag/cocktail/

While you’re here, be sure to scroll below and sign up for my newsletter! Not only will I send you my new recipes so you never miss anything, but you’ll also automatically be entered in monthly, FREE prize giveaways! Win, win, right?


Malibu Sunset Cocktails

These Malibu Sunset Cocktails are incredibly simple to prepare and refreshing in taste! Using pineapple juice, Malibu Rum, and grenadine….this sweet tropical drink is the perfect summer cocktail!


This easy to make, tasty cocktail combines coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine! I have heard this drink referred to as a “Malibu Barbie” and even the ” Panty Dropper”. Taking one look at it though, it reminded me of a sunset, hence why I went with Malibu Sunset!

Last week, my kids were taking an evening swim and my hubby and I were relaxing on our swing. It was the perfect evening to enjoy a cocktail and we did just that! My hubby disappeared into the house for a few minutes and when he came out, he brought two of these tasty drinks!

The first thing I noticed was the coloration. Quite pretty, right? Just like a sunset, only in drink form! Almost too pretty to enjoy….keyword being “almost”.

I’m typically not a huge fan of tropical drinks, crazy I know, but I’m not a huge pineapple fan, and most drinks include pineapple. However, this drink was quite delicious! I decided to try it before knocking it, and sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Quite refreshing, only required 3 ingredients, and a great summer beverage choice!

If you’re sitting poolside, hosting a get together, or simply looking for something to sip on one evening, I highly recommend trying these! You can have them ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!

We didn’t have any pineapple slices or cherries on hand, but to really enhance the look of these, garnish with a few slices of fruit on a toothpick or side of the glass and it’ll complete the look!

Enjoy these Malibu Sunset Cocktails, but please drink responsibly! See my other cocktail favorites here, https://thecookinchicks.com/tag/cocktail/

While you’re here, be sure to scroll below and sign up for my newsletter! Not only will I send you my new recipes so you never miss anything, but you’ll also automatically be entered in monthly, FREE prize giveaways! Win, win, right?


Malibu Sunset Cocktails

These Malibu Sunset Cocktails are incredibly simple to prepare and refreshing in taste! Using pineapple juice, Malibu Rum, and grenadine….this sweet tropical drink is the perfect summer cocktail!


This easy to make, tasty cocktail combines coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine! I have heard this drink referred to as a “Malibu Barbie” and even the ” Panty Dropper”. Taking one look at it though, it reminded me of a sunset, hence why I went with Malibu Sunset!

Last week, my kids were taking an evening swim and my hubby and I were relaxing on our swing. It was the perfect evening to enjoy a cocktail and we did just that! My hubby disappeared into the house for a few minutes and when he came out, he brought two of these tasty drinks!

The first thing I noticed was the coloration. Quite pretty, right? Just like a sunset, only in drink form! Almost too pretty to enjoy….keyword being “almost”.

I’m typically not a huge fan of tropical drinks, crazy I know, but I’m not a huge pineapple fan, and most drinks include pineapple. However, this drink was quite delicious! I decided to try it before knocking it, and sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Quite refreshing, only required 3 ingredients, and a great summer beverage choice!

If you’re sitting poolside, hosting a get together, or simply looking for something to sip on one evening, I highly recommend trying these! You can have them ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!

We didn’t have any pineapple slices or cherries on hand, but to really enhance the look of these, garnish with a few slices of fruit on a toothpick or side of the glass and it’ll complete the look!

Enjoy these Malibu Sunset Cocktails, but please drink responsibly! See my other cocktail favorites here, https://thecookinchicks.com/tag/cocktail/

While you’re here, be sure to scroll below and sign up for my newsletter! Not only will I send you my new recipes so you never miss anything, but you’ll also automatically be entered in monthly, FREE prize giveaways! Win, win, right?


Malibu Sunset Cocktails

These Malibu Sunset Cocktails are incredibly simple to prepare and refreshing in taste! Using pineapple juice, Malibu Rum, and grenadine….this sweet tropical drink is the perfect summer cocktail!


This easy to make, tasty cocktail combines coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine! I have heard this drink referred to as a “Malibu Barbie” and even the ” Panty Dropper”. Taking one look at it though, it reminded me of a sunset, hence why I went with Malibu Sunset!

Last week, my kids were taking an evening swim and my hubby and I were relaxing on our swing. It was the perfect evening to enjoy a cocktail and we did just that! My hubby disappeared into the house for a few minutes and when he came out, he brought two of these tasty drinks!

The first thing I noticed was the coloration. Quite pretty, right? Just like a sunset, only in drink form! Almost too pretty to enjoy….keyword being “almost”.

I’m typically not a huge fan of tropical drinks, crazy I know, but I’m not a huge pineapple fan, and most drinks include pineapple. However, this drink was quite delicious! I decided to try it before knocking it, and sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Quite refreshing, only required 3 ingredients, and a great summer beverage choice!

If you’re sitting poolside, hosting a get together, or simply looking for something to sip on one evening, I highly recommend trying these! You can have them ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!

We didn’t have any pineapple slices or cherries on hand, but to really enhance the look of these, garnish with a few slices of fruit on a toothpick or side of the glass and it’ll complete the look!

Enjoy these Malibu Sunset Cocktails, but please drink responsibly! See my other cocktail favorites here, https://thecookinchicks.com/tag/cocktail/

While you’re here, be sure to scroll below and sign up for my newsletter! Not only will I send you my new recipes so you never miss anything, but you’ll also automatically be entered in monthly, FREE prize giveaways! Win, win, right?


Malibu Sunset Cocktails

These Malibu Sunset Cocktails are incredibly simple to prepare and refreshing in taste! Using pineapple juice, Malibu Rum, and grenadine….this sweet tropical drink is the perfect summer cocktail!


This easy to make, tasty cocktail combines coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine! I have heard this drink referred to as a “Malibu Barbie” and even the ” Panty Dropper”. Taking one look at it though, it reminded me of a sunset, hence why I went with Malibu Sunset!

Last week, my kids were taking an evening swim and my hubby and I were relaxing on our swing. It was the perfect evening to enjoy a cocktail and we did just that! My hubby disappeared into the house for a few minutes and when he came out, he brought two of these tasty drinks!

The first thing I noticed was the coloration. Quite pretty, right? Just like a sunset, only in drink form! Almost too pretty to enjoy….keyword being “almost”.

I’m typically not a huge fan of tropical drinks, crazy I know, but I’m not a huge pineapple fan, and most drinks include pineapple. However, this drink was quite delicious! I decided to try it before knocking it, and sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Quite refreshing, only required 3 ingredients, and a great summer beverage choice!

If you’re sitting poolside, hosting a get together, or simply looking for something to sip on one evening, I highly recommend trying these! You can have them ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!

We didn’t have any pineapple slices or cherries on hand, but to really enhance the look of these, garnish with a few slices of fruit on a toothpick or side of the glass and it’ll complete the look!

Enjoy these Malibu Sunset Cocktails, but please drink responsibly! See my other cocktail favorites here, https://thecookinchicks.com/tag/cocktail/

While you’re here, be sure to scroll below and sign up for my newsletter! Not only will I send you my new recipes so you never miss anything, but you’ll also automatically be entered in monthly, FREE prize giveaways! Win, win, right?


Malibu Sunset Cocktails

These Malibu Sunset Cocktails are incredibly simple to prepare and refreshing in taste! Using pineapple juice, Malibu Rum, and grenadine….this sweet tropical drink is the perfect summer cocktail!


This easy to make, tasty cocktail combines coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine! I have heard this drink referred to as a “Malibu Barbie” and even the ” Panty Dropper”. Taking one look at it though, it reminded me of a sunset, hence why I went with Malibu Sunset!

Last week, my kids were taking an evening swim and my hubby and I were relaxing on our swing. It was the perfect evening to enjoy a cocktail and we did just that! My hubby disappeared into the house for a few minutes and when he came out, he brought two of these tasty drinks!

The first thing I noticed was the coloration. Quite pretty, right? Just like a sunset, only in drink form! Almost too pretty to enjoy….keyword being “almost”.

I’m typically not a huge fan of tropical drinks, crazy I know, but I’m not a huge pineapple fan, and most drinks include pineapple. However, this drink was quite delicious! I decided to try it before knocking it, and sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Quite refreshing, only required 3 ingredients, and a great summer beverage choice!

If you’re sitting poolside, hosting a get together, or simply looking for something to sip on one evening, I highly recommend trying these! You can have them ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!

We didn’t have any pineapple slices or cherries on hand, but to really enhance the look of these, garnish with a few slices of fruit on a toothpick or side of the glass and it’ll complete the look!

Enjoy these Malibu Sunset Cocktails, but please drink responsibly! See my other cocktail favorites here, https://thecookinchicks.com/tag/cocktail/

While you’re here, be sure to scroll below and sign up for my newsletter! Not only will I send you my new recipes so you never miss anything, but you’ll also automatically be entered in monthly, FREE prize giveaways! Win, win, right?


Malibu Sunset Cocktails

These Malibu Sunset Cocktails are incredibly simple to prepare and refreshing in taste! Using pineapple juice, Malibu Rum, and grenadine….this sweet tropical drink is the perfect summer cocktail!


This easy to make, tasty cocktail combines coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine! I have heard this drink referred to as a “Malibu Barbie” and even the ” Panty Dropper”. Taking one look at it though, it reminded me of a sunset, hence why I went with Malibu Sunset!

Last week, my kids were taking an evening swim and my hubby and I were relaxing on our swing. It was the perfect evening to enjoy a cocktail and we did just that! My hubby disappeared into the house for a few minutes and when he came out, he brought two of these tasty drinks!

The first thing I noticed was the coloration. Quite pretty, right? Just like a sunset, only in drink form! Almost too pretty to enjoy….keyword being “almost”.

I’m typically not a huge fan of tropical drinks, crazy I know, but I’m not a huge pineapple fan, and most drinks include pineapple. However, this drink was quite delicious! I decided to try it before knocking it, and sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Quite refreshing, only required 3 ingredients, and a great summer beverage choice!

If you’re sitting poolside, hosting a get together, or simply looking for something to sip on one evening, I highly recommend trying these! You can have them ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!

We didn’t have any pineapple slices or cherries on hand, but to really enhance the look of these, garnish with a few slices of fruit on a toothpick or side of the glass and it’ll complete the look!

Enjoy these Malibu Sunset Cocktails, but please drink responsibly! See my other cocktail favorites here, https://thecookinchicks.com/tag/cocktail/

While you’re here, be sure to scroll below and sign up for my newsletter! Not only will I send you my new recipes so you never miss anything, but you’ll also automatically be entered in monthly, FREE prize giveaways! Win, win, right?


Malibu Sunset Cocktails

These Malibu Sunset Cocktails are incredibly simple to prepare and refreshing in taste! Using pineapple juice, Malibu Rum, and grenadine….this sweet tropical drink is the perfect summer cocktail!


This easy to make, tasty cocktail combines coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine! I have heard this drink referred to as a “Malibu Barbie” and even the ” Panty Dropper”. Taking one look at it though, it reminded me of a sunset, hence why I went with Malibu Sunset!

Last week, my kids were taking an evening swim and my hubby and I were relaxing on our swing. It was the perfect evening to enjoy a cocktail and we did just that! My hubby disappeared into the house for a few minutes and when he came out, he brought two of these tasty drinks!

The first thing I noticed was the coloration. Quite pretty, right? Just like a sunset, only in drink form! Almost too pretty to enjoy….keyword being “almost”.

I’m typically not a huge fan of tropical drinks, crazy I know, but I’m not a huge pineapple fan, and most drinks include pineapple. However, this drink was quite delicious! I decided to try it before knocking it, and sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Quite refreshing, only required 3 ingredients, and a great summer beverage choice!

If you’re sitting poolside, hosting a get together, or simply looking for something to sip on one evening, I highly recommend trying these! You can have them ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!

We didn’t have any pineapple slices or cherries on hand, but to really enhance the look of these, garnish with a few slices of fruit on a toothpick or side of the glass and it’ll complete the look!

Enjoy these Malibu Sunset Cocktails, but please drink responsibly! See my other cocktail favorites here, https://thecookinchicks.com/tag/cocktail/

While you’re here, be sure to scroll below and sign up for my newsletter! Not only will I send you my new recipes so you never miss anything, but you’ll also automatically be entered in monthly, FREE prize giveaways! Win, win, right?


Malibu Sunset Cocktails

These Malibu Sunset Cocktails are incredibly simple to prepare and refreshing in taste! Using pineapple juice, Malibu Rum, and grenadine….this sweet tropical drink is the perfect summer cocktail!


This easy to make, tasty cocktail combines coconut rum, pineapple, and sweet grenadine! I have heard this drink referred to as a “Malibu Barbie” and even the ” Panty Dropper”. Taking one look at it though, it reminded me of a sunset, hence why I went with Malibu Sunset!

Last week, my kids were taking an evening swim and my hubby and I were relaxing on our swing. It was the perfect evening to enjoy a cocktail and we did just that! My hubby disappeared into the house for a few minutes and when he came out, he brought two of these tasty drinks!

The first thing I noticed was the coloration. Quite pretty, right? Just like a sunset, only in drink form! Almost too pretty to enjoy….keyword being “almost”.

I’m typically not a huge fan of tropical drinks, crazy I know, but I’m not a huge pineapple fan, and most drinks include pineapple. However, this drink was quite delicious! I decided to try it before knocking it, and sure enough, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Quite refreshing, only required 3 ingredients, and a great summer beverage choice!

If you’re sitting poolside, hosting a get together, or simply looking for something to sip on one evening, I highly recommend trying these! You can have them ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes!

We didn’t have any pineapple slices or cherries on hand, but to really enhance the look of these, garnish with a few slices of fruit on a toothpick or side of the glass and it’ll complete the look!

Enjoy these Malibu Sunset Cocktails, but please drink responsibly! See my other cocktail favorites here, https://thecookinchicks.com/tag/cocktail/

While you’re here, be sure to scroll below and sign up for my newsletter! Not only will I send you my new recipes so you never miss anything, but you’ll also automatically be entered in monthly, FREE prize giveaways! Win, win, right?