Caribbean Mama
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Caribbean Mama
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The Caribbean Mama cocktail is a sweet and fruity rum-based drink that is perfect for sipping on a warm day. The base of the cocktail is made up of white ... more The Caribbean Mama cocktail is a sweet and fruity rum-based drink that is perfect for sipping on a warm day. The base of the cocktail is made up of white and spiced rum, which gives it a strong and complex flavor with hints of spice and warmth. To balance out the strong rum flavor, the cocktail is mixed with sweet pineapple juice, zesty ginger ale, and a splash of orange liqueur for a citrusy kick. A dash of Angostura Bitters adds a depth of flavor and complexity to the drink. Finally, a generous pour of grenadine adds a beautiful pink color and a touch of sweetness to the Caribbean Mama. With its tropical flavors and vibrant color, this cocktail is sure to transport you to a Caribbean paradise.
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Alcohol content
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12.5% | 5.25 units *

Method
How to make a Caribbean Mama

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the grenadine into a cocktail glass and add crushed ice
Slowly pour in the ginger ale and pineapple juice
Add Bacardi and spiced gold rum
Then add the blue curaçao and top it with a dash of bitters before serving

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

·  Dash  ·  Bitters  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended way to serve the Caribbean Mama cocktail to best enjoy its flavors?

The Caribbean Mama should be served cold in a cocktail glass. Its combination of pineapple juice, ginger ale, and various rums, along with grenadine, Angostura bitters, and Blue Curaçao, makes it essential to serve it well-chilled to highlight the complex, refreshing flavors and its vibrant color.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Caribbean Mama cocktail for a sweeter taste?

To make the Caribbean Mama sweeter, you could increase the amount of grenadine slightly or add a splash more pineapple juice. Alternatively, adding a bit more ginger ale can also enhance the sweetness and add a fizzy texture to the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What can I use as a substitute if I don't have Blue Curaçao for the Caribbean Mama?

If you're out of Blue Curaçao, a good substitute is triple sec or another orange-flavored liqueur. To maintain the colorful presentation, add a drop of blue food coloring to mimic the signature blue hue of Blue Curaçao.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work best with the Caribbean Mama to enhance its tropical vibe?

For an extra tropical touch, garnish your Caribbean Mama with a slice of pineapple, a maraschino cherry, or a sprig of mint. These garnishes not only enhance the drink’s visual appeal but also complement its fruity, exotic flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Caribbean Mama compare to other popular cocktails?

With a 12.5% alcohol content, the Caribbean Mama falls into a moderate alcohol range compared to other cocktails. It’s slightly higher in alcohol content than a traditional Mojito (about 10%) but lower than a classic Martini, which can range up to 25% alcohol by volume, depending on the recipe.

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