Beach Bum Cocktail Recipe

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Beach Bum Nutrition Facts


Fat:0 g

Protein:0 g

Carbohydrates:20 g

Alcohol %:10

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Beach Bum cocktail is a tropical, fruity concoction that's perfect for those who love a good beach vacation. It's a popular choice among beach-goers and those who enjoy fruity, tropical drinks. It's not clear where the Beach Bum originated, but it's a favorite in beach bars around the world.

How Beach Bum Tastes?

The Beach Bum cocktail is a delightful blend of sweet, sour, and fruity flavors. The rum gives it a strong, robust flavor, while the pineapple and orange juices add a sweet, tropical taste. The grenadine adds a hint of tartness, making it a well-rounded, refreshing drink.

Interesting facts about Beach Bum

  • The Beach Bum is often served in a hurricane glass, which is tall and curved, mimicking the shape of a hurricane lamp.
  • Despite its tropical flavors, the Beach Bum is enjoyed all year round, not just in the summer.
  • The Beach Bum cocktail is often garnished with a slice of pineapple or a cherry, adding to its tropical appeal.



Rum is our boozy base. It's like the foundation of a beach house—without it, the whole thing collapses. At 1.5 oz, it's just enough to give you that warm feeling without knocking your flip-flops off. Skip it, and you're basically left with a tropical fruit punch. Alternate it with coconut rum for an extra tropical kick, but don't go overboard unless you want to sail into tipsy seas.

Mary Mitkina

Pineapple Juice

This is like the sunshine in our Beach Bum—it brightens everything up. With 2 oz, it's the main non-alcoholic flavor, so any less and you might as well be sunbathing under a cloud. Forget to add it and you lose that signature tropical taste; substitute it with mango juice, and you've got yourself a whole new beachside vibe!

Emma Rose

Orange Juice

At 1 oz, orange juice is the gentle wave in our tropical cocktail—just enough to add a citrusy undertone but not enough to set off a tsunami. If you skip it, the drink will lack some complexity and feel as boring as a beach without a breeze. Switch it up with tangerine juice if you're feeling wild—it's like dressing up a palm tree in a party hat!

Alex Green


The sunset of the drink at 0.5 oz, grenadine adds a pop of color and a touch of sweetness, much like the final brushstrokes on a beachscape painting. Without it, your Beach Bum is like day without sunset—still good but missing that 'gram-worthy moment. If you want to stray from the path, try raspberry syrup for a different kind of sweet finish, like jumping into a pool of berries!

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Beach Bum Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add the rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a cherry.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh juices for the best flavor.
  • Chill your glass before pouring the cocktail into it for a colder drink.
  • Don't shake the cocktail for too long, as this can dilute the drink.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled Seafood: The sweetness and acidity in the Beach Bum cocktail can complement the charred flavor of grilled fish or shrimp.
  • Tropical Salads: Opt for salads that include mango, papaya, or citrus fruits, whose flavors will blend harmoniously with the cocktail's tropical profile.
  • Light Appetizers: Think coconut shrimp or ceviche that echo the beachy, tropical vibes of the drink.


  • Coconut Water: To keep hydrated alongside the cocktail, or as a non-alcoholic option that continues the tropical theme.
  • Iced Tea: A slightly bitter, cold brew can contrast nicely with the sweet Beach Bum.

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What you could change in Beach Bum

  • Rum: You can substitute the rum with vodka for a lighter taste.
  • Pineapple Juice: If you don't have pineapple juice, you can use mango juice instead.
  • Grenadine: If you don't have grenadine, you can use a splash of cranberry juice for a similar tartness.

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Coco Bum

  • Substitute the rum with coconut rum.
  • Add a splash of cream of coconut.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg on top after pouring into the glass.

By adding coconut rum and cream of coconut, you'll transform your Beach Bum into a Coco Bum, which is like putting a coconut bikini on your drink. It's creamier, nuttier, and makes you feel like you're lounging under a palm tree. Just don't dance under those trees, falling coconuts can be a party foul!

Sunset Bum

  • Add 0.5 oz of peach schnapps to the mix.
  • Top up with a float of dark rum after straining into the glass.
  • Use a slice of peach for garnish.

Introduce peach schnapps and you've got a Sunset Bum, painting your beach drink with strokes of peachy keenness. The dark rum float is like a sun hat—it tops everything off nicely. This twist on the Beach Bum isn't just a drink, it's a tropical evening in a glass!

Berry Beach Bum

  • Replace grenadine with raspberry syrup.
  • Muddle a few raspberries and add them before shaking.
  • Garnish with a skewer of mixed berries.

Switching to raspberry syrup and adding fresh berries turns your Beach Bum into a Berry Beach Bum. It's like berry picking on the shore—fruity, refreshing, and with an added burst of berry flavor that can make even the crabs do the salsa!

In case you forgot basics how to make Beach Bum

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Beach Bum

Are there any non-alcoholic substitutes for rum in a Beach Bum cocktail?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic version, you could use pineapple or coconut flavored sparkling water instead of rum.

How can I make the Beach Bum cocktail less sweet?

To make the Beach Bum cocktail less sweet, you could reduce the amount of grenadine or pineapple juice.

Should Beach Bum cocktails always be served in a hurricane glass?

Though it's traditional to serve Beach Bum cocktails in a hurricane glass, they can be served in any glass you like.

Can I pre-mix this cocktail for a party?

Yes, you can mix the liquid ingredients together beforehand. Just remember to shake well with ice just before serving to ensure it's cold and well mixed.

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