You might associate Malibu Coconut Rum with that “one night” in college that you’d prefer to forget. Or maybe you’ve never lost a taste for the spirit and enjoy it as a guilty pleasure every now and then. Or maybe you’re proud of your love of the tropical rum and call for it loudly at the bar. Wherever you fall on the Malibu love-hate spectrum, you need to try it again—this time in an expertly crafted cocktail.
We asked five bartenders to make a delicious cocktail with the coconut rum. The results are impressive, and each drink will satisfy both the mixology nerd and the drinking newbie. If you’re looking to use up that bottle of Malibu or simply want to show the haters what the coconut rum can do, whip up one of these tasty, tropical cocktails at home.