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Bahama Mama

This Bahama Mama recipe features 3 types of rum and 3 different juices for a fruity, tropical drink that packs a punch. Quick & easy to pull together and perfect for summer parties.

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Easy Bahama Mama Cocktail Recipe

This Bahama Mama tropical cocktail is just what you need for your next party. It’s a quick and easy mixed drink made with fruit juice and rum – several kinds of each, actually! Just combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, serve over ice, and enjoy.

This cocktail originated in the Bahamas during the Prohibition, possibly at the Nassau Beach Hotel, when the Bahamas were used as a rum-smuggling destination. So, of course, they made a drink full of tropical flavor and every type of rum available!

There have been many variations of the drink since, some of which I note below, but one thing remains – any Bahama Mama is sure to pack a punch, with multiple types of liquor, and a fruity flavor. It’s now one of the most popular vacation drinks but it’s just as perfect at the end of any long day. Just imagine you are watching a tropical sunset from one of the Caribbean beaches!

What’s In A Bahama Mama Drink?

A Bahama Mama is a rum-forward cocktail made with three different types of rum – white rum, dark rum, and coconut rum – mixed with a bunch of tropical juices. In this recipe, I use lemon juice, pineapple juice, and orange juice. A splash of grenadine gives it a lovely pink-orange color.

Note that fresh juices, especially fresh pineapple juice, will give the best flavor.

ingredients for bahama mama cocktail

Recipe Variations

  • Add Kahlua. This coffee liqueur is often added to the cocktail for extra flavor.
  • Omit the white rum. For a more coconut-y flavor, omit the white rum and add extra coconut rum.
  • Make it frozen. For a frosty treat, dump the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add coconut liqueur. For a stronger coconut flavor, add a splash of coconut liqueur.
  • Use lime juice. You can swap the lemon juice for lime juice if desired.
pouring captain morgan rum into a glass with ice to make a bahama mama cocktail

How to Make a Bahama Mama

Here’s the quick and easy way to make this fruity cocktail.

  • Shake the ingredients. Add the three rums, juices, and grenadine to a shaker with ice. Shake well.
  • Serve. Pour into a fishbowl glass over ice. Garnish with orange slices and a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!

Where Can I Get Cocktail Fish Bowls?

As you can see from the photos, I love to serve my party cocktails like this one in a fish bowl cup. It adds a fun aspect to the cocktail and guests love it. You can buy them on Amazon – they even come with lids and straws!

a bahama mama rum cocktail

Can I Make This For a Crowd?

Want to make your Bahama Mama cocktail for a crowd? Just multiply the ingredients by the number of serving you want and combine them all in a pitcher. Do not add the ice. Keep in the fridge until serving them pour into glasses with ice.

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Bahama Mama

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This Bahama Mama recipe features 3 types of rum and 3 different juices for a fruity, tropical drink that packs a punch. Quick & easy to pull together and perfect for summer parties.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


  • 2oz Dark Rum
  • 2oz Light Rum
  • 1oz Coconut Rum
  • 2oz Pineapple Juice
  • 2oz Orange Juice
  • 1/2oz Lemon Juice 
  • Dash Grenadine 
  • Orange Slice (garnish)
  • Cherry (garnish)
  • Ice Cubes


  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in dark rum, light rum & coconut rum.
  3. Add the pineapple juice, orange juice, lemon juice & grenadine.
  4. Shake well.
  5. Pour over ice.
  6. Garnish with orange slices & cherries.
  7. Cheers
  • Author: Easy Party Cocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Summer Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 387
  • Sugar: 20
  • Sodium: 9
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0

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