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The California Cup is a Malibu Cocktail that I have always wanted to prepare and taste and finally here it is! And I can say that it is much better than I imagined! Personally I love Malibu Rum, I find it a product that should never be missing among the bottles to keep at home, because it is really versatile. You can prepare cocktails, flavor sweets such as Coconut and Pineapple Tiramisu, use it to prepare ice cream, smoothies, eat and drink etc.
The other ingredients that compose it are orange, carrot and pineapple juice. The combination is really perfect. This Malibu Cocktail is part of long drinks, therefore low in alcohol, suitable to be sipped after dinner or even under an umbrella on the beach. It’s very pleasant to drink, it has a fruity taste with exotic tones thanks to the Malibu. It’s prepared with the Shaker or with the Boston Shaker and served in a Rock Juice, a very popular glass for serving long drinks and even beers.
How to Prepare the California Cup
Unfortunately, I have found no trace of the origins of this Malibu Cocktail. Indeed, I found only one article that reported the same recipe that I also have. Fortunately, the quantities are the same, it often happens with cocktails that the quantities vary from recipe to recipe, creating not a little confusion. But I can give you some advice on how to best prepare it.
These tips obviously apply to any cocktail that involves the use of fruit juices. Between a fruit juice and a freshly squeezed juice, opt for the juice whenever you can. The taste of fresh juice is incomparable even compared to the most organic juice you can find in the package. For the Carrot Juice, I centrifuged a carrot and I got a really delicious juice. The same goes for pineapple juice.
I admit that carrot juice is not really easy to find, and maybe you don’t have a centrifuge available, so what to do? Well, going against my own advice, I’d point you to the best ACE juice you can find. It consists of orange juice, carrot juice and lemon, which is not provided in the recipe, but it’s the best way to overcome the lack of carrot juice.
Otherwise you could opt for the purchase of a small centrifuge. There is no need to buy the latest expensive model. Personally I opted for a small centrifuge paid for just under € 50, also because I don’t use it very widely, but when needed it does its own job. But now let’s see the ingredients of this Malibu Cocktail.
Malibu Cocktail: California Cup
- Boston Shaker
- Rock Juice Glass
- 60 ml Malibù Rum
- 60 ml Orange Juice
- 40 ml Pineapple Juice
- 40 ml Carrot Juice
Decoration: Slices of Oranges and Pineapple, Carved Carrot, Strawberries
- Fill the glass with ice.
- In the metal part of the shaker put some ice cubes. In the glass part put the Malibu and the juices.
- Filter any water from the metal part, close the shaker and shake for a few minutes.
- Filter the water from the glass, open the shaker and strain the cocktail into the glass. Decorate with a fan-shaped strawberry, leaf-carved carrots, orange and pineapple slices, and a straw or two.
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