Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Strain into a collins or hurricane glass filled with cracked ice.
Garnish with a strawberry or cherry. Serve and enjoy.
Rather than a coconut liqueur, you can use a coconut-flavored rum. Some rums, including Malibu, are actually both: coconut rum liqueurs.
Grenadine can be added to any Bahama mama to create a sweeter, red cocktail.
One popular variation adds orange juice: Shake 1 ounce coconut rum, 1/2 ounce each dark rum, coffee liqueur, and grenadine, and 2 ounces each pineapple and orange juice with ice. Strain into a hurricane glass filled with cracked ice and garnish with an orange wedge and strawberries.
A banana liqueur is a common ingredient, particularly in Bahama mama recipes that skip the coffee.
The Bahama mama also makes a great frozen cocktail. Simply add all of the ingredients to a blender with 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth.