Beach Blossom – a Tropical Rum Cocktail for Summer

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Yesterday was a pretty big day – we welcomed our daughter Avery into the world! Last month I created this recipe as a tribute to our new baby girl and to all the joys summertime brings. I’m taking a bit of a maternity leave, but I’ll still be popping in here occasionally to share some new summer cocktail recipes like this tropical Beach Blossom.

The Beach Blossom is a sweet and tart, fruity, and slightly floral cocktail made with white rum, coconut, guava, pineapple, citrus, and a touch of orange flower water. If you enjoy Pina Coladas or other classic tropical summer cocktails, give this pink drink a try!

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What’s in the Beach Blossom cocktail:

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 ½ oz lemon juice
  • ¾ oz cream of coconut
  • ½ oz guava syrup
  • ½ oz pineapple juice
  • 2 dashes orange flower water
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Pineapple juice: Go with an unsweetened juice if using canned or bottled. If possible, freshly press and strain your own. One way to do this is to toss some fresh pineapple in a blender, puree it, and then strain the pulp through a fine mesh strainer. Just like freshly squeezed citrus juices, fresh pineapple juice tastes infinitely better than bottled.

Cream of coconut: Cream of coconut is a sweetened coconut cream that’s easy to find at grocery stores. Look for it in a can in the cocktail mixers section. A popular brand is called Coco Lopez. You can also make your own, if you prefer. Here’s a recipe for DIY cream of coconut.

Where can I find orange flower water?

Orange flower water is a traditional ingredient in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. You can often find it in the spice section at the grocery store, in specialty or gourmet shops, or on Amazon.

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Where can I find guava syrup?

You can make your own, if you like, but I used Monin’s Guava Syrup, which you can also find on Amazon. It gives cocktails a stunning pink color and it has a potent, authentic guava flavor.

How to make the Beach Blossom

This is a simple shaken cocktail. All you have to do is to add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, fill the shaker ¾ with ice, and shake until chilled. Once the shaker is nice and frosty, strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice and garnish with tropical flair! I garnished mine with pineapple fronds and a pink crabapple blossom from a tree in my backyard.

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Beach Blossom Rum Cocktail

Amy Traynor
The Beach Blossom is a tropical rum cocktail made with guava, pineapple, and coconut.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 ½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ oz cream of coconut
  • ½ oz guava syrup (I used Monin)
  • ½ oz pineapple juice
  • 2 dashes orange blossom water

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill it 3/4 with ice.
  • Shake until chilled, then strain the cocktail into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Garnish with pineapple leaves and an edible flower (if desired).
Keyword cream of coconut, guava, orange blossom water, pineapple, rum,