It’s not a secret. I love to drink things out of a pineapple. Even water. It is just more fun! This is probably what drew me to the Lapu Lapu at the Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian Resort. I am going to share with you how to make a homemade Lapu Lapu. This is a sure-fire way to turn your staycation into a vacation.
My coworker knows I love a good pineapple drink and gifted me a pineapple corer she found at a great discount from Sur La Table. Here is a more budget-friendly option that will likely work just as well from amazon. This is actually a pretty amazing tool. If you use this tool in front of friends it turns out to be a pretty fun party trick, too. Many times, when you see a pretty impressive drink you may think… “Looks good, but how does it taste?”
I really enjoy the Lapu Lapu and wanted to recreate it for a pineapple themed party we threw at home. A quick Google search will yield a variety of recipes for Disney drinks — some with closely guarded secret ingredients. What is Gorilla Grog? No, really? What is it? If you know, please share in the comments.
For our party, I wanted something simple and tasty that would be easy to make in a large batch. So, here is our version of the Lapu Lapu and I think it turned out pretty well:
Lapu Lapu Homemade Recipe
1 hollowed out pineapple (or skip this part and drink your Lapu Lapu out of your favorite tiki mug)
2 oz of your favorite dark rum
2 oz of orange juice
3 oz of pineapple juice
1 oz of sour mix
To make your own sour mix combine:
1 cup of simple syrup
1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
The recipe I found also called for a rum floater on top, but we kept it a little more low key and skipped that part. This drink would also be a tasty fruit punch if you want to skip the rum altogether. Since we were making this drink for a large group of people, we converted the ounces to cups and made several large batches. Be warned you will have a lot of pineapples to eat if you have a large party as we did. Everyone will want to drink out of a pineapple, leaving you lots of fruit to consume. We turned our pineapple into a cucumber pineapple salad, caramelized ice cream topping, and pineapple infused water for the kids.
Let me know if you try this at home! Tag me in your creations @adventuresbydrennon on Instagram.