Drunk Bunny Cocktail Recipe

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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 Drunk Bunny is a whimsical cocktail that's a hit at springtime gatherings, especially around Easter. Its playful name and refreshing taste make it a favorite among those who enjoy fruity, tropical flavors.

  • Origin: The cocktail seems to have originated from a beachside bar where patrons desired something that was both refreshing and potent.
  • Popularity: It quickly became popular at parties and social events for its easy-drinking nature.
  • Audience: The Drunk Bunny is particularly beloved by those who appreciate sweet cocktails and are looking for a fun, themed drink.

How Drunk Bunny Tastes?

The Drunk Bunny offers a sweet and tangy profile, with the strawberry lemonade providing a fruity punch and the Malibu Rum adding a smooth, coconutty backdrop. It's a light and refreshing cocktail with a playful kick.

Interesting facts about Drunk Bunny

  • Seasonal Favorite: This cocktail is especially popular during the spring and summer months.
  • Versatile: It can be easily adapted for non-alcoholic versions, making it a hit at family-friendly events.
  • Instagrammable: Its vibrant color and playful garnishes make the Drunk Bunny a photogenic choice for social media enthusiasts.


  • Strawberry lemonade: 3 oz(90ml)
  • Malibu rum: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Ice cubes: As needed
  • Fresh strawberries: For garnish

Strawberry Lemonade

  • Why 3oz? It's the perfect amount to blend with the rum while ensuring the drink doesn't become too watery or too sweet. If you add more, it might overpower the Malibu Rum's subtle flavors; less, and it won't be enough to taste.
  • Flavor role: Adds a fruity, tangy kick that's quintessential for a refreshing summer cocktail. No strawberry lemonade? Try substituting with lemonade and a splash of strawberry puree for a similar vibe.

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Malibu Rum

  • Why 2oz? This ensures the cocktail has a boozy kick without overtaking the delightful strawberry lemonade. More could make your bunny a bit too drunk, while less might leave it too demure.
  • Flavor role: Imparts a coconutty tropical twist, making the drink luscious and vacation-ready. If Malibu isn't your jam, a plain white rum and a drop of coconut extract could work in a pinch.

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Ice Cubes

  • Why 'As needed'? Ice keeps the cocktail cool and perfectly dilutes it as it melts. The balance is key—too much ice dilutes the flavors too quickly, too little might leave you with a lukewarm hop.
  • Without ice? You'd miss that chilled sensation that makes sipping this cocktail so refreshing on a hot day. No ice? Try chilling the glass and ingredients beforehand.

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Fresh Strawberries

  • For garnish: A ripe strawberry on the rim is the cherry on top—er, the berry on the bunny. It's visually appealing and gives that hint of fresh berry flavor when you take a sip.
  • No berries? You could get away with a lemon twist or a sprig of mint instead for a different aroma and a pop of color!

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Recipe. How to make Drunk Bunny Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 3 ounces of strawberry lemonade and 2 ounces of Malibu Rum into the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  4. Strain into a chilled glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a fresh strawberry on the rim.

Pro Tips

  • Chill Your Glass: To keep the cocktail cool and refreshing, chill the glass beforehand.
  • Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh strawberries for the garnish to add a touch of elegance and enhance the flavor.
  • Balance: If the drink is too sweet, add a splash of club soda to balance it out.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese platters: Especially those featuring mild cheeses like Monterey Jack or Havarti, which won't overpower the sweet and tropical notes of the Drunk Bunny.
  • Fruit skewers or tropical fruit salad: Complement the strawberry flavors while adding some refreshing juiciness to the palate.

Main Courses

  • Grilled seafood: Such as shrimp or a mild white fish, with a squeeze of lemon to echo the lemonade in the cocktail.
  • Light pasta dishes: Think pasta with a lemon or cream sauce that can harmonize with the cocktail's sweetness and creaminess.


  • Lemon sorbet or strawberry shortcake: To enhance the bright citrus and strawberry flavors of the cocktail.
  • Macarons or light pastries: These will not overwhelm the delicate balance of the Drunk Bunny.

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What you could change in Drunk Bunny

  • Strawberry Lemonade: Can be substituted with any berry-flavored lemonade or a mix of fresh lemon juice and strawberry syrup.
  • Malibu Rum: If unavailable, any coconut-flavored rum or even a vanilla-flavored vodka could be used as an alternative.

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Drunk Bunny with a Sparkle

  • Add a splash of soda water or sprite for a fizzy lift.
  • Recipe Change: After shaking the strawberry lemonade and Malibu, top it off with the soda. It'll add a sparkle to your bunny's step without altering the taste much—just a bubbly personality trait.

Midnight Bunny

  • Switch strawberry lemonade for blackberry lemonade and garnish with blackberries.
  • Recipe Change: Keep the ratios the same but expect a darker, tarter twist. Perfect for when your bunny wants to party past its bedtime.

Spicy Bunny Hop

  • Muddle a few slices of jalapeño in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.
  • Recipe Change: After muddling, follow the original recipe. Be ready for a spicy kick that'll make your bunny hop higher. Pace yourself, or you might end up with a truly wild hare!

In case you forgot basics how to make Drunk Bunny

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 Drunk Bunny

How do I achieve the best flavor balance in the Drunk Bunny cocktail?

To achieve the best flavor balance, make sure to use high-quality ingredients and adjust the sweetness to your liking by adding more lemonade or rum as necessary.

What type of glass is best suited for serving the Drunk Bunny cocktail?

A highball glass is typically used for the Drunk Bunny cocktail to complement its refreshing and light characteristics.

Can I make a big batch of Drunk Bunny cocktails for a party?

Yes, you can scale up the ingredients proportionally and mix them in a large pitcher or punch bowl, but add the ice right before serving to avoid dilution.

Are there any variations of the Drunk Bunny cocktail?

Yes, variations can include using different fruit-flavored lemonades or adding other complementary liqueurs to enhance the tropical profile.

What's the best way to chill my glass before serving the cocktail?

Place the glass in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes or fill it with ice water for a few minutes before pouring the cocktail.

How can I turn the Drunk Bunny into a frozen cocktail?

Blend the ingredients with a generous amount of ice until smooth, and serve in a chilled glass for a frozen twist on the classic.

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