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Bahama Mama

Boozy Refreshing Rum Bahama Mama Cocktail with ingredients

The Bahama Mama is a vibrant cocktail that brings the tropical flavors right to your glass. It’s a mix of rum, coconut, and fruity tastes that transport you straight to an island paradise. Perfect for any occasion that calls for a little sunshine, this drink is a hit at parties or when you’re in the mood for something deliciously refreshing.

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Tasting Notes

The Bahama Mama is a delightful blend of sweet and tangy. You’ll taste the rich, smooth rum combined with the creamy coconut and the sharp, refreshing citrus notes. It’s like a fruit basket in a glass, topped with a splash of grenadine for that perfect hint of sweetness. Every sip is a balance of flavors that dance on your tongue.


  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • 1/2 oz coffee liqueur
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 2 1/2 oz pineapple juice
  • Slice of orange and a cherry, for garnish


  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour the dark rum, coconut rum, grenadine, coffee liqueur, lime juice, and pineapple juice into the shaker.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  4. Strain the mix into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry on top.
  6. Serve and enjoy your tropical getaway in a glass!

Pro Tips

  • For a smoother taste, use freshly squeezed lime and pineapple juice.
  • Adjust the amount of grenadine to control the sweetness.
  • A splash of club soda can add a refreshing fizz to your Bahama Mama.
See also  13 Caribbean Cocktails to Try

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best Bahama Mama, go for quality rum. Here are some recommendations:

  • Dark Rum: Myers’s Rum is a popular choice for its rich flavor.
  • Coconut Rum: Malibu offers a nice coconut flavor that’s not too overpowering.

Similar Cocktails

If you love the Bahama Mama, here are five similar cocktails to try:

  1. Pina Colada – A creamy blend of coconut and pineapple.
  2. Mai Tai – A tangy and sweet mix with a rum base.
  3. Blue Hawaiian – Tropical flavors with a beautiful blue hue.
  4. Lava Flow – A fruity, frozen cocktail with a strawberry swirl.
  5. Rum Punch – A fruity cocktail that’s perfect for sharing.


The Bahama Mama is believed to have originated in the Bahamas. While its exact origins are a bit of a mystery, it’s clear this cocktail was designed to capture the essence of the islands’ tropical beauty and laid-back lifestyle.

Boozy Refreshing Rum Bahama Mama Cocktail with ingredients
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Boozy Refreshing Rum Bahama Mama Cocktail with ingredients

Bahama Mama

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Rum
Cuisine: Bahamian
Keyword: Bahama Mama
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
The Bahama Mama is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that's perfect on a hot summer day. Craft this timeless treasure using our recipe and instructions.



  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Pour in all of the ingredients.
  • Shake the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker for about fifteen seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into an ice-filled hurricane or tall glass.
  • Garnish the drink with a pineapple wedge and a brandied cherry.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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