Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Bahama Mama

     This is a favorite cocktail in the Bahama's, but with no real history as to it's origin.   There are as many recipes for the Bahama Mama as there are bartenders in the Bahama's. but it is still a large amount of rum and a variety of fruit juices.

Basic Bahama Mama
  • 1 1/2 oz Light Rum
  • 1 1/2 oz Gold Rum
  • 1 1/2 oz Dark Rum
  • 2 oz Sour Mix
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 2 1/2 oz Orange Juice
  • Dash of Grenadine
Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake til thoroughly mixed and pour into a tall glass and garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

  What has been called the "Original Recipe" is significantly different from the more modern recipes.
     "Original" Bahama Mama
  • 1/4 oz 151 Rum
  • 1/4 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz Coconut Rum
  • 4 oz Pineapple Juice
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled tumble with ice.   Garnish with a strawberry and cherry.

My own version takes from several of the recipes that I have seen in the past.
     Bahama Bob's Bahama Mama
  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 1 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 oz Overproof Rum
  • 1 oz Nassau Royale
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Sour Mix
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
Shake all of the ingredients over ice and strain into a tall glass filled with ice.   Garnish with Orange Slice and a cherry.

     As you can see there are a great number of recipes for this great Bahama's cocktail that are all fitting to the palate of a huge number of tropical rumstylers.     ;o)

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