Bahama Mama: A Taste of the Tropics in a Fun Rum Cocktail

Popular Bahama Mama Rum Tiki Cocktail Recipe
One of the most popular rum tiki cocktails, there are many ways to make the Bahama Mama and all are pretty tasty. Kieran Scott / Photolibrary / Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
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The Bahama Mama is a great tropical cocktail that, in true tiki fashion, features two potent rums: dark and 151 proof. The coffee and coconut liqueurs along with pineapple juice add that extra tropical touch.

A perfect drink for summer that is very popular (one you should know) and a guaranteed crowd pleaser. If you travel to the islands you'll often find this served in a coconut, which is a nice touch.

Below the main recipe I have included another variation of the Bahama Mama, which is a pink cocktail that can be shaken but is sometimes blended. That one adds grenadine and orange juice and uses coconut rum.

View Video: How to Make a Bahama Mama (another variation)

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into a collins glass with cracked ice.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry or cherry.

Variation of the Bahama Mama

This can also be blended with 1 cup ice.

  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  1. Shake well.
  2. Pour into a hurricane glass with cracked ice.
  3. Garnish with an orange and strawberries.