Bahama Mama

by beth on July 9, 2010


When look­ing for the per­fect drink to make the back­yard feel like you are on trop­i­cal island sur­rounded by an end­less beach & beau­ti­ful sparkling water the Bahama Mama is your gal.  Hubby & I have a Bahama Mama con­nec­tion to being on our Hawaii Hon­ey­moon (the last big nonworking-outside of Michigan-vacation we’ve taken in 7 years), one of the places we hung out at made awe­some Bahama Mama’s.  It got me think­ing about mix­ing a batch up & how it will prob­a­bly be at least another 17 years before a nonworking-outside of Michi­gan vaca­tion hap­pens, but we’ll always have fun trop­i­cal drinks.

What You Need:

1 Cup of Orange juice

1 Cup of Pineap­ple juice

1/2 Cup of Rum, light

1/2 Cup of Coconut rum

1/4 Cup of Rum, dark

2 Table­spoons of Grenadine

Ice for your pitcher

Cher­ries & Orange slices for top­ping with.

How To Put it Together:

You will sim­ply layer the ingre­di­ents for mak­ing the drink in a large drink pitcher over ice.  When you serve the drinks to your guests don’t for­get to top your drink glasses with your fruit. I mean if it has fruit then you know the rules it sud­denly becomes healthy!   It’s mag­i­cal or it could be that I find fruit being present an excuse to indulge, nah, it has to be that mag­i­cal elves trans­form the drink from empty calo­ries to health food with the pres­ence of an orange slice.

After your drinks are served then sit back & enjoy the sum­mer breeze with some good con­ver­sa­tion & friends.   You might also want to con­sider a healthy serv­ing of snacks to nosh on while chat­ting.  Because I can attest that hav­ing a good time is not much fun if you have a drink on an empty stom­ach & as always make sure you are drink­ing responsibly.

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1 The Crazy Suburban Mom July 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm

That looks so good and I’m so a sucker for those sweet Polynesian things with fruit sitting on them. Umbrellas help too.

Something about them says, relax.




2 beth July 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm

@Tracy–Umbrellas work for every drink. I agree unwind & relax is the way to go!
@Sophia–Thanks :) I will have to check out the Sipper Contest, what fun!


3 Sophia July 9, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Summertime Sipper Contest! It looks delicious!


4 Melanie July 10, 2010 at 11:55 am

In The West Indies they call this drink rum punch–great one!


5 Amanda July 10, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Mmmm, I’m sitting on my patio right now and I could use one of these! Looks tasty, I love fruity summer drinks.


6 Melissa July 12, 2010 at 10:12 pm

yum, yeah that looks delicious! Think we’ll make that this weekend!


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