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Bahia
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4.8 / 5
The Bahia cocktail is a tropical and creamy drink that embodies the essence of a beachside retreat with its refreshing blend of sweet pineapple juice, smooth white rum, and rich ... more The Bahia cocktail is a tropical and creamy drink that embodies the essence of a beachside retreat with its refreshing blend of sweet pineapple juice, smooth white rum, and rich coconut cream. Its flavors are a nod to classic Caribbean-style cocktails, offering a harmonious blend of fruitiness from the pineapple and the exotic, nutty creaminess of coconut, complemented by the subtle, woody notes of white rum. The Bahia is typically served cold, making it an ideal choice for sipping on a sunny day or evoking the feeling of summer in any season. It's presented in a lowball glass, often garnished with a slice of pineapple, a maraschino cherry, and a sprig of mint, enhancing both its aesthetic appeal and refreshing taste profile.
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White rum
Garnish
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Pineapple, cocktail cherry, mint
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16.67% | 3 units *
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Classic

Lowball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
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90ml 3.04oz 9cl
75ml 2½oz 7.5cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Bahia is a delightful embrace of the tropics, with its creamy blend of pineapple juice and coconut cream sweetly undercutting the robust notes of white rum. This cocktail's silky texture and balanced sweetness make it a perfect summertime treat, evoking sandy beaches and sunny skies with every sip.

Method
How to make a Bahia

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a blender with ice and blend until smooth
Pour into a highball glass
Garnish with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry and a mint sprig, and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Bahia cocktail?

The Bahia cocktail is a tropical drink that originates from the Caribbean region. Its combination of pineapple juice, white rum, and coconut cream reflects the tropical and exotic flavors associated with Caribbean islands. While the exact origin is not pinpointed to a specific country within the Caribbean, it is part of the broader family of tropical and exotic cocktails that celebrate the region's rich flavors.

FAQ

Can the Bahia cocktail be made with different types of rum?

Yes, the Bahia cocktail traditionally uses white rum for its clear color and smooth flavor, allowing the coconut and pineapple flavors to shine. However, you can experiment with different types of rum such as dark rum or spiced rum to add a different dimension to the cocktail. Keep in mind, though, that changing the rum type may significantly alter the flavor profile and appearance of the drink.

FAQ

Is the Bahia cocktail suitable for poolside or summer events?

Absolutely! With its refreshing blend of pineapple juice, coconut cream, and white rum, the Bahia cocktail epitomizes the essence of summer and tropical destinations. Its cold serving temperature makes it a perfect choice for poolside gatherings, beach parties, or any summertime event where refreshing and exotic drinks are desired.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some common garnishes used for the Bahia cocktail?

Common garnishes for the Bahia cocktail include a pineapple slice or wedge, maraschino cherry, or a sprinkle of grated nutmeg. A sprig of mint can also add a touch of color and a fresh aroma. Garnishes are not only decorative but can enhance the overall sensory experience of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Bahia compare to other cocktails?

The Bahia cocktail has an alcohol content of 16.67%, which places it in the moderate range of alcoholic strength for cocktails. It is stronger than light cocktails such as the Mimosa (around 10%) but less potent than high-alcohol content cocktails like the Margarita or Martini (which can exceed 20%). This makes the Bahia a balanced choice for those who prefer a cocktail that is neither too strong nor too weak.

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