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How to Elevate Your BBQ with Malibu Rum Infusions

Infuse it with Malibu Rum
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We all love a BBQ and you’re probably like most in that you’re always looking to take it to the next level. You’ve got great food, sports on the TV, and the sun is shining. What next? Malibu infusions…trust us. Infuse it with Malibu Rum. This guide will show you how to infuse the spirit of the Caribbean into your classic cookout, leaving your guests longing for an endless summer. Time to make a BBQ that will rival the one that all your friends always talk about as a classic!

Step 1: Choose the Right Malibu Rum Flavor

Malibu Rum offers a range of flavours, each bringing its own unique edge to your BBQ dishes. Consider these pairings:

  • Original Malibu: A versatile choice that pairs well with both sweet and savoury dishes.
  • Malibu Pineapple: Perfect for infusing a tropical zing into chicken skewers or as a base for fruity salsas.
  • Malibu Passion Fruit: Ideal for adding a floral note to seafood or a sweet taste to grilled vegetables.
  • Malibu Lime: Lime is all about adding a refreshing taste that also provides a citrusy kick. 

Choose the flavour that best complements your menu and the profile of the dishes you’ll be grilling.

Step 2: Prepare the BBQ Ingredients

Know that ingredient quality will make the difference between friends talking about your BBQ in a good way and politely accepting an invitation to return (while secretly wishing they didn’t have to!). We’re talking chicken, pork, or fish for infusion with Malibu Rum, and don’t forget to include some sturdy vegetables and fresh fruits that can take the grill’s heat. Aussie favourites might include kangaroo fillets, barramundi, or succulent prawns, seasoned with local herbs and spices.

Step 3: Create the Malibu Rum Infusion Marinade

Infusing Malibu Rum is easier than you think. It all starts with your preferred flavour and you’ll want to add it to a sealed container with your choice of fruits, spices, and herbs. Let the mixture sit for at least 24 hours to fully develop the flavours before using it as a marinade.

For an unforgettable Malibu marinade, kick off with the boss rum and sprinkle in some chilli flakes for a fiery kick, a dash of mint for a chill contrast, or a pinch of pineapple for a hint of sweetness. Let the flavours dance and make your taste buds go wild. Experiment with different combinations until you find the one that complements your BBQ best.

Step 4: Marinate and Grill

The key to turning ordinary BBQ dishes into extraordinary meals is all in the marinating. After your Malibu Rum infusion has steeped, use it to marinate your meats and other ingredients for at least an hour to impart the flavours. Remember not to over-marinate delicate seafood, and always pat dry before grilling to promote a good sear.

When it’s time to grill, aim for a medium-hot temperature for meats and hot for vegetables to develop that perfect char and caramelization. Cook until the desired doneness, and enjoy the tantalising aromas and flavours that the Malibu Rum infusion brings out.

Step 5: Serve with Malibu Rum Cocktails

Completing the Malibu experience is serving up delicious cocktails that echo the flavours in your BBQ. Create a Malibu and Pineapple juice concoction, or mix up a Malibu Lime Mojito to refresh your guests with the island spirit. Remember, it’s all about a cohesive experience, so ensure your cocktails are balanced with just the right notes to accompany your infused BBQ dishes beautifully.

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