Bahama Mama

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Recipe by Ames Shaps

This is a great summer drink from Dale Degroff (The Essential Cocktail) that will go by the pitcher! This recipe is by the glass, though, for sipping on the patio. If you don't have all four rums, you can improvise by doubling up (I would recommend making sure to use dark rum and coconut rum, however). Angostura bitters really make the drink, but could be left out if you don't have them (usually found in the tropical drink section at a supermarket or liquor store).

Top Review by loof751

Yum - great drink! I used spiced rum for the golden rum, otherwise made as directed. Fruity and tropical and packs a nice punch - thanks for sharing the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 ounce white rum
  • 34 ounce golden rum (anejo)
  • 34 ounce dark rum (preferably Myers's)
  • 12 ounce coconut rum
  • 3 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces orange juice (preferably fresh-squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 maraschino cherry (optional)
  • 1 orange slice (optional)


  1. Combine rums, juices, grenadine and bitters in a glass with ice. Shake well, or stir if you do not have a shaker (two glasses top-to-top work well as a shaker, just make sure they seal tightly).
  2. Pour into a large glass and garnish with the cherry and orange slice, if desired.

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