Being a blend of coconut, pineapple, and coffee flavors, this Bahama Mama cocktail will take you on an adventure with just one sip! This is the perfect fruity, sweet, refreshing summer tropical cocktail out there that can serve well all year long. Not to mention the Bahama Mama recipe is easy and ready in only 5 minutes.
So, just take some time, gather the simple ingredients, and let’s learn how to make the Bahamian cocktail together! Don’t worry about the instructions; you’ll see how easy is to make. You basically just throw everything in a cocktail maker and shake!
Bahama Mama Cocktail Origins
This Bahama mama recipe is the perfect topical drink to have you feeling the island breeze. It’s a tasty treat with dark and light rum, coconut and pineapple juices, and a splash of coffee liqueur for the original taste. But, what’s the original flavor after all? Coffee liqueur is the not-so-secret ingredient that sets this cocktail apart and seems to have gotten lost in many modern recipes. Nowadays more and more fruity and lighter versions are served in bars, so it’s difficult to know exactly what’s the original one.
Bahamian bartender Oswald “Slade” Greenslade asserts he invented the cocktail while working at the Nassau Beach Hotel, according to his self-published book One More Cocktail, and named it after a local Calypso singer. According to its creator, the classic recipe is a well-balanced and delicious blend based on the summerish combination of pineapple, coconut flavoring, and coffee.
How to Make the Best Bahama Mama Drink at Home
Bahama Mama is the perfect fruity, sweet, refreshing, summer tropical flavor cocktail out there that can serve well all year long. So, just take some minutes and a few simple ingredients, and let’s learn how to make the Bahama Mama drink together! Don’t waste a second more and start preparing it! The result will blow your mind!
Well, here is the ingredient list for this Bahama Mama drink recipe. As we try to achieve an authentic result of the classic recipe, I strongly advise you to closely follow the ingredient list below. The secret to achieving authentic Bahamian flavor stays in the products you use when preparing the cocktail. So, if you respect the list, you should rock this recipe in no time!
Here’s what you need:
- 1-ounce dark rum (it is aged longer and has a richer flavor);
- 1/2 ounce light rum (for a richer flavor, use only dark rum);
- 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur (its bitterness adds depth, earthiness, and roasted notes);
- 1/4 creme de coconut (it puts a flavorful bow on top of the entire drink);
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice (use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best results);
- 4 ounces pineapple juice (it brings a rich sweetness and a little acidity to the cocktail).
*I strongly advise you to closely follow the ingredient list and the steps below in order to achieve the desired cocktail. However, one ingredient you can substitute is the coffee liqueur; feel free to swap in ¼ ounce of espresso with a bit of sugar, to taste.
Step-by-Step Bahama Mama Recipe
Finally, it’s time for you to learn how to put everything together to make this delicious Bahama Mama cocktail. So, just follow the ingredient list and the step-by-step recipe, and everything will be fine! Don’t forget to tell me how it went in the comment section below!
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
- Also, add ice cubes or crushed ice.
- Shake vigorously for 20–30 seconds to incorporate crème de coconut and allow pineapple juice to froth.
- Then, just strain the mixture into a hurricane glass filled with ice cubes.
- Finally, garnish with pineapple or maraschino cherries if desired. You can also add some grated orange zest for an extra kick of flavor.
Bahama Mama Recipe with Video Instructions
One of the easiest cocktail recipes that I’ve ever prepared – I couldn’t help doing a little video tutorial for it! Watch the video below and see how easy actually is to prepare this summerish and full-of-flavor cocktail! I’m so sorry that is not possible to share the taste, too! It’s a little summer vacay, with a sweet ocean breeze in only one glass.
Enjoy Your Flavorful Bahama Mama Cocktail!
Finally, there you have it: a delicious and fresh Bahama Mama drink for your summer gatherings with your loved ones! What do you think about it? Did you find it hard to follow the recipe’s steps? Also, did you respect the ratio of ingredients or change the recipe for your own taste? Tell me everything in the comment section below.
Furthermore, don’t forget that your input on everything I write about is extremely valuable. It really helps me know what you think and how you would improve my recipes, ideas, and advice. So, keep on asking any questions in the comments section. I will make sure to respond as soon as possible! Furthermore, feel free to share your experience with the Bahama Mama cocktail recipe and all your advice on it. I am always super excited to hear from my beloved readers!
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