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Bahama Mama

The Bahmama Mama is a fruity-sweet cocktail that can be enjoyed especially well in summer. Its taste is pleasantly sweet and fruity. Similar to the Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Zombie Cocktail and Painkiller, it belongs to the cocktail type: Tiki. The drink can be ordered in cocktail bars, clubs and restaurants. But what many people don’t know: The cocktail can also be easily prepared at home. We show you the simple and quick Bahama Mama recipe. Have fun discovering and preparing it at home!

Bahama Mama Cocktail Recipe

  • 2 cl white rum
  • 4 cl brown rum
  • 2 cl coconut rum
  • 4 cl orange juice
  • 4 cl pineapple juice
  • 2 cl lemon juice
  • 1 cl grenadine

Step by Step Guide

  1. Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake the shaker well and strain the mix into a long drink glass.
  3. Grain (with a cocktail cherry) serve or enjoy by yourself!
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Recipe by Chris

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Despite its 7 ingredients, the Bahama Mama Tiki Cocktail is relatively easy to prepare. First measure out all the ingredients with a jigger. Put the ingredients one after the other into a cocktail shaker. When you have put all the ingredients into the shaker, add a few ice cubes. Now shake the barware well for at least 20 seconds.

Then strain the drink through a bar strainer into a long drink glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish the drink with an orange slice and/or cocktail cherry and serve to friends, family, guests or enjoy the drink yourself.

Bar Accessories:

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Long drink glass
  • Jigger

The taste profile of the Bahama Mama cocktail


26 Reviews

Fruity, sweet and alcoholic flavours come together in the Bahama Mama. The sour notes of the lemon juice are almost completely masked by the other ingredients. The interplay of fruity-sweet fruit juice with the flavours of rum is unique and special. However, there are also clearly alcoholic notes, which are underlined by the coconut flavour. All in all, the Bahama Mama is a very special taste experience that is not only suitable for lovers of sweet cocktails.

Back to the Roots

The Bahama Mama originally became popular in the 1950s. However, the drink was probably first prepared several years earlier. The drink gained popularity for several reasons. The main reason, however, is the music. In the 1950s, several songs were released called “Bahama Mama”, which were more or less dedicated to the cocktail. The most famous artists who released the songs were Blind Blake and the Goombay Troubadours.

The real “inventor” of the Bahama Mama cocktail cannot be determined. However, it is assumed that the Tiki Cocktail was already prepared in the 1940s. The recipe is said to have originated in a family who very slowly brought the drink to the bars of the world. Today, you can order the Bahama Mama in cocktail bars and occasionally in restaurants. However, the mixed drink is not as popular as, for example, the Mimosa, White Russian, Gimlet or Cuba Libre.

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Bahama Mama - FAQ

What is a Bahama Mama?

A Bahama Mama is a well-known Tiki cocktail made with a whole 7 ingredients. However, the preparation is relatively simple. For this reason, you can also prepare the drink at home. Discover the recipe and prepare the drink.

How do you prepare the drink?

Simply put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes and shake well. Then strain the mixture through a bar strainer into a long drink glass and strain the drink. Now serve or enjoy yourself!

How does the drink taste?

The taste is very special. Similar to other Tiki drinks (Pina Colada, Mai Tai, Zombie Cocktail or Hurricane Cocktail), the Bahama Mama tastes fruity-fresh, alcoholic and sweet. The interplay of the ingredients is special and unique.