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The Original Bahama Mama

The Bahama Mama is a classic and delicious cocktail that originated in the 1950s that still is popular to this day.

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While there are a large number of variations of this cocktail on the Internet, very few are based on the original which is what you will get if you make this one. The Bahama Mama is a classic from the 1950s that still is popular to this day.

Why I Think You’ll Love This Recipe

  • You can customize it in a number of ways; substitute standard rum for overproof for instance.
  • It’s full of flavor: coconut mixed with pineapple and coffee make this a delicious summer cocktail.

The Original Bahama Mama

The original drink uses a mix of coconut rum, dark over-proof rum, Kahlua, pineapple juice and lemon juice but several variations, including a fruitier version, exist on the internet from people who have made modifications to the original recipe. I’ll be including one of those down the road but for now, wanted to stick with the original way it was intended.

Variations

You can also switch out the Kahlua in this drink for Tia Maria and the over-proof rum for a different type of rum, which I did, such as dark rum!

ingredients for Bahama Mama cocktail

How to Make this Cocktail

To make this, combine the ingredients in a Boston Shaker with ice and shake until cold. Then pour the drink, using a cocktail strainer, into a glass and garnish with a piece of pineapple (or lemon) and serve cold.

Bahama Mama cocktail

The Original Bahama Mama

The Bahama Mama is a classic and delicious cocktail that originated in the 1950s that still is popular to this day.
5 from 1 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
American
Servings
1
Calories
222
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur such as Kahlúa or Tia Maria
  • 2 1/2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice freshly squeezed

Instructions
 

  • Add the coconut rum, dark over-proof rum, coffee liqueur, pineapple juice and lemon juice into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
  • Strain into a Collins or hurricane glass over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a skewered brandied cherry and a pineapple wedge.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 222kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 0.3g, Fat: 0.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.03g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 115mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 0.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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