Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Monday, July 9, 2012

Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar and the Goombay Smash

   Green Turtle Cay in Abaco the Bahamas is where you will find Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar, home of the Bahamian National Drink, the Goombay Smash.    Invented by Miss Emily in the 1960's, this famous cocktail is still a mainstay throughout the Bahamas and the rest of the Caribbean.

Miss Emily

     Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar is currently being run by here Daughter Victoria, who maintains the Blue Bee Bar in the traditional manner of which her mother so successfully operated the place.    Miss Emily opened her bar in 1957, and created the Goombay Smash in the 60's.  She ran the bar until her passing in 1997.    The Blue Bee Bar has been the "watering hole" for yachtsmen, pilots and celebrities for years and it has been visited by the likes of Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett though the years.   Today they have added a dining room that features Caribbean food and plenty of the traditional Goombay Smash Cocktails. 

     Goombay Smash
  • 1 oz. Coconut Rum
  •  1oz. Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz.  Apricot Brandy
  • 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 2 oz. Orange Juice
Place all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until chilled and pour into a Collins glass and garnish with an orange wheel and a cherry.

     The Goombay Smash is one of the more popular cocktails that I make at the Rum Bar Key West for my customers because of it's natural sweetness and thirst quenching qualities.   This becomes a favorite of all that taste it and usually find the customers coming back for seconds of Miss Emily's fabulous concoction of the 60's.   ;o)