Bahama Mama
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Bahama Mama
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4.9 / 5
One of the best tiki cocktails you can mix up, the Bahama Mama is a fruity rum drink that is perfect for any summer party. It's easy to make at ... more One of the best tiki cocktails you can mix up, the Bahama Mama is a fruity rum drink that is perfect for any summer party. It's easy to make at home and one taste will instantly transport you to a faraway tropical beach.
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Base ingredient
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Coconut rum
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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15.22% | 3.5 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Bahama Mama impressively balances the sweetness of coconut rum, banana liqueur, and tropical juices with the sophisticated depth of dark and white rums. The addition of lime and orange juice not only adds a refreshing citrus zing but also helps to cut through the richness, making the drink an exotic yet balanced choice for those warm summer evenings.

Method
How to make a Bahama Mama

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Layer ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice
Add grenadine slowly at the end to one side to let it slide into the bottom for fancy look
Garnish with a cherry and serve
~ Alternatively you can stir the ingredients together. ~

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·  Layer  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Bahama Mama cocktail?

The Bahama Mama is a tropical cocktail that is believed to have originated in the Bahamas. While the exact origin is somewhat murky, it became popular in the late 20th century. It's thought to reflect the colorful culture and vibrant flavors of the Caribbean.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How is a Bahama Mama typically prepared?

A Bahama Mama is typically prepared by adding all the ingredients—coconut rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, dark rum, white rum, grenadine, and banana liqueur—into a glass filled with ice. The drink is then stirred gently to combine the ingredients well without shaking. This method helps maintain the layered effect and keeps the drink from becoming too diluted.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What's the best way to serve a Bahama Mama?

The best way to serve a Bahama Mama is in a hurricane glass, over ice, to maintain its cold temperature and enhance its tropical presentation. A slice of orange or a cherry can be used as garnish to add to its appeal. This cocktail is perfect for sipping at beach parties or in other casual, relaxed settings.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Bahama Mama?

Yes, substitutions in a Bahama Mama can be made to suit personal taste or availability. For instance, if you don’t have banana liqueur, you could use a dash of banana syrup or skip it altogether for a less banana-forward flavor. Similarly, if you prefer a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute the rums with coconut water or an alcohol-free rum alternative and omit the banana liqueur.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving a Bahama Mama?

The Bahama Mama, with its tropical and refreshing taste, is most suitable for summer parties, beach gatherings, poolside events, or any casual occasion where a fun and festive atmosphere is desired. Its vibrant flavors and presentation make it a great choice for celebrations or as a relaxing drink on a hot day.

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