Bahama Mama Drink

This Bahama Mama drink is a refreshing, tropical cocktail made with 2 types of rum, orange and pineapple juices, and other fruity flavors. 

Bahama Mama Drink

Bahama Mama Drink

This is one of my favorite go-to’s when I am in the mood for a fruity, refreshing cocktail. The combination of bright, tangy tropical fruit with the earthy sweetness of rum reminds me so much of the beach! 

Plus, it’s so easy to make! A simple combination of orange juice, pineapple juice, coconut rum, and dark rum, this Bahama Mama drink recipe comes together in a matter of minutes. 

It is a refreshing cocktail in the summertime, but it’s also great in the winter when I am craving a little more sunshine. If I can’t be on an island, I’ll just bring the islands to me! 

Bahama Mama Drink Recipe

Why you will love this Bahama Mama drink recipe

  • Delightful tropical flavor
  • Easy to prepare
  • Fun to customize 
  • Fruity and refreshing
Malibu Rum Drinks

How to make the perfect Bahama Mama drink

Prepare your glass: Fill one glass to the top with ice cubes and add 1 tablespoon of grenadine. 

Combine ingredients: In a cocktail shaker, combine ¼ cup of ice with the coconut rum, dark rum, orange juice, and pineapple juice. 

Shake and serve: Give the cocktail shaker a few vigorous shakes, then pour the drink into the prepared glass. 

Garnish and enjoy: Add orange slices, pineapple slices, or other garnish of your choice. Sip and enjoy!

Blue Chair Bay Rum

Pro Tips

  • Create a layered effect. Add the grenadine to the glass first to create beautiful layers of color. This makes the drink lovely to look at while also adding extra fruity flavor. 
  • Have fun with the garnishes. In addition to orange and pineapple slices, garnishes like lime wedges and maraschino cherries can add complementary flavors and a splash of color. For an even funkier twist, try adding little tiki umbrellas, edible flowers, or bamboo skewers with fruit.  
  • Try it frozen. This Bahama Mama drink makes an excellent frozen drink as well, especially when the weather heats up. You can either serve it poured over crushed ice or mix the drink with ice in a blender. 
  • Add a float. If desired, you can top off your drink with a small amount of peach-flavored schnapps or coconut liqueur. This adds to the layered appearance and can add another pop of flavor.  
Ingredients to Bahama Mama Drink

Key Ingredients and Substitutions for Bahama Mama Drink

Coconut Rum: This sweet rum is made by infusing sugarcane rum with either coconut extract or coconut water. It adds a sweet, tropical flavor to any drink, perfect for whenever you want to feel like you are at the beach. 

A few of the most popular brands include Bacardi Coconut Rum, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Cruzan, Captain Morgan, and Malibu. I personally prefer Malibu rum drinks, but any brand you prefer is fine. 

Dark Rum: Sweet in a different way, dark rum has a smoky warmth and often contains hints of vanilla, molasses, caramel, spice, and tropical fruit. Its smooth, nuanced flavor profile comes from being aged in oak barrels for at least 3 years — and sometimes up to several decades on the higher end! 

Some of the most common brands of dark rum include Captain Morgan, Kraken, Sailor Jerry, Myer’s, and Bacardi. Of course, there are countless more options, and any that you prefer is perfect for your cocktail.  

Grenadine: This is a sweet syrup made from pomegranate and sugar. You can usually find it with the other mixers in the beverage aisle but sometimes it is located with the juice. 

If needed, you can make a substitute by combining pomegranate juice or cranberry juice with a simple syrup. To mix it up, you could also use a raspberry, strawberry, or cherry syrup in place. For an extra tropical twist, replace the grenadine with a tart and sweet hibiscus-flavored syrup. 

 Bacardi Coconut Rum

Frequently asked Questions about this Bahama Mama Drink Recipe 

What is in a Bahama Mama drink?

Dark rum and coconut rum are mixed with orange juice, pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine. This Bahama Mama drink recipe can be served frozen or over ice and is usually garnished with slices of orange and pineapple.  

How to make a Bahama Mama drink?

Start by filling a cup with ice and adding a splash of grenadine. In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice, pineapple juice, dark rum, coconut rum, and ice. Shake well, then pour your cocktail over the ice in the prepared glass. Add the garnish of your choice, sip, and enjoy! 

Can I make a non-alcoholic Bahama Mama cocktail?

Sure! Replace the coconut rum with coconut water or coconut milk, then increase the amount of juice to make up for the dark rum.

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Bahama Mama Drink

This Bahama Mama drink is a refreshing, tropical cocktail made with 2 types of rum, orange and pineapple juices, and other fruity flavors.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Keyword Bahama Mama, cocktail, drinks, Rum
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Servings
Calories 306kcal


  • 2 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 tbsp grenadine
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 1/4 cup ice cubes divided


  • Fill one glass with a cup of ice cubes. Then, pour 1 tbsp of grenadine inside.
  • Add ¼ cup of ice, coconut rum, dark rum, orange juice and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake it well and then serve it into the prepared glass.
  • Garnish with some orange slices, pineapple slices and enjoy.


  • Layering the ice and adding grenadine in the glass first allows the red color to settle at the bottom, creating an appealing visual effect. This technique adds both visual appeal and a slight variation in taste as you sip through the layers.
  • Get creative with the garnishes. Try adding a maraschino cherry or a wedge of lime to enhance the visual appeal and complement the flavors of the Bahama Mama.
  • For a more slushy, blended texture, consider using crushed ice or blending the drink ingredients with ice cubes until smooth before serving. This alteration can provide a different drinking experience, especially in warmer weather.
  • Add a float of a complementary flavored liqueur on top, such as peach schnapps or coconut liqueur. This not only alters the taste but also creates an appealing layered look.
  • Utilize fun and playful tiki-style garnishes such as paper umbrellas, bamboo skewers with assorted fruit, or even edible flowers for an exotic and visually striking presentation.
Recipe Notes
This vibrant and fruity drink combines the rich flavors of coconut and dark rum with a harmonious mix of orange and pineapple juices, offering a sweet and tangy sensation that will transport you immediately to the beach. 


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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