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Malibu Passion Fruit

Category: Infused
Country: Barbados
Aged: Unknown, likely 0-6 months
Alcohol: 21% (42 proof)
Availability: Everywhere
Price: $11-$16 (750 mL)
Rating: Two and a half Stars

The Review:
Malibu has a strong reputation for making simple, but very high quality infused rums at very affordable prices- and this is no exception.

When you open a bottle of Malibu Passion Fruit, the first thing to stand out is the strong aroma of (passion) fruit punch and bubble gum. The taste is typical Malibu: sweet, smooth and kind although it's far from complex as it is a little too artificial and not enough like rum.

It works as a fun shot (e.g. jello), and it's sweet enough and completely lacking in bite so that I suppose it can be sipped on the rocks, but I will likely rather reach for somehting more along the lines of a Pampero or Zaya.

Malibu Passion Fruit's unique flavor keeps it from being overly versatile, but it really shines mixed with juices and in boat drinks, providing a nice twist on a usual favorite.  I've also noticed that its exotic fruit taste, low proof, and purple/pink-highlighted bottle all make it a hit among the ladies. Pick one up for your next party and your guests won't be disappointed.

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