All the tropical flavors of pineapple, orange, and coconut, come together in a skinny version of the famous Bahama Mama! A little coconut sparkling water bring it to life and add some bubbles!
Bahama Mama Tropical Cocktail
Have you ever heard of a Bahama Mama? No, I’m not talking about a mom from the Bahamas, but the incredibly delicious and refreshing tropical rum cocktail! Still don’t know what I’m talking about? Here are the details.
A Bahama Mama is a cocktail made of dark rum, coconut rum, some fruit juice, a fruit liqueur, oh and some more rum. I’m pretty sure that a pirate invented this rum soaked concoction and only put the fruit juice in it to make it seem a little healthy.
I’ve had my fair share of Bahama Mama Cocktails in my life, considering my family is from the Bahamas. Along with Pina Coladas, Rum Runners, Mai Tais, Mojitos, Daiquiris, Sea Breezes, and let’s not forget the Goombay Smash which is a signature drink of the Bahamas.
Interesting Factoid: My grandfather was born right down the street from Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar which is the birthplace of the Goombay Smash!
But that is another story and another recipe. Back to the Bahama Mama.
What are the ingredients to make a Bahama Mama?
Like most or all the cocktails from the Caribbean and the Bahamas, the Bahama Mama starts with rum. Depending on your taste buds, you can use white rum, gold rum, or spiced rum. Because the Bahama Mama typically contains multiple rums, some are flavored such as banana, coconut, or even pineapple.
Aside from the rums (plural lol), there are fruit juices too. You know, for health reasons! Orange and pineapple are where it’s at and where the Bahama Mama gets its signature orange color. The added grenadine only enhance the flavors of the pineapple and orange.
To make this version a “skinny” one, I opted for a pineapple flavored rum, and only one. And make up the for the other flavors with juice and sparkling water. You can use white or gold rum and add in more pineapple or orange juice as you like. The addition of a coconut sparkling water means you get the coconut flavor without all the coconut calories!
The Bahama Mama is just one of many tropical cocktails.
Here are some other ones and some tropical bites to go along with it!
- Mini Tropical Cocktails
- Pina Colada Cheesecake Shooters
- Winter Blues Margarita
- Tropical Hawaiian Popcorn
- Icy Rum Slush
- Perfect Skinny Margarita
- Original Mai Tai
- Pineapple Bread Pudding
Take a trip to the Caribbean or the Bahamas with one of their classic rum drinks. The Bahama Mama is a great place to start!
All the tropical flavors of pineapple, orange, and coconut, come together in a skinny version of the famous Bahama Mama with coconut sparkling water!
1 oz pineapple rum (gold or spiced rum are optional)
1 oz orange juice
2 oz pineapple juice
4 oz coconut sparkling water
0.5 oz grenadine
In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, juices, and grenadine.
Shake to combine.
In a glass, add ice.
Pour the Bahama Mama mixture over the ice.
Pour in the coconut sparkling water.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry and orange slice.
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- Category: Cocktails, Drinks
- Cuisine: Bahamian
Keywords: Bahama Mama, Cocktail, Tropical, Sparkling Water, Rum