Beachcomber Tiki Rum Cocktail Recipe

Beachcomber Cocktail
The Beachcomber is a popular cocktail, particularly in summer, and you may think of this recipe as a rum daquiri with a hint of cherry. Shannon Graham
Ratings (5)
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
288 Calories
1g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 3g
Calcium 31mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The Beachcomber is a perfect summer evening cocktail with an interesting mix of flavors. It's best described as a maraschino-flavored daiquiri. Despite only using a little maraschino, the maraschino taste comes to the forefront of this otherwise transparent drink, giving it a nice, lively touch.

If you do a search, you will find that there are a number of Beachcomber recipes and, just like many tiki cocktails, they vary greatly. Some include banana, some use vodka and coconut rum with tropical fruit and some simply add an ingredient or two (e.g., cherry brandy) to this recipe.

The recipe below is a close adaptation of the original Beachcomber as printed in "Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide" (1947). That recipe called for this drink to be ​blended with about 1 cup of ice, though whether shaken or frozen, it is a great drink.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  2. Shake well.

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.