The Bahama Mama Cocktail

  • PrepTime: 3 Mins
  • CookTime: 0 Mins
  • TotalTime: 3 Mins


  1. 1/2 ounce dark rum
  2. 1/4 ounce 151-proof (high-proof) rum
  3. 1/4 ounce coffee liqueur
  4. 1/2 ounce coconut liqueur​
  5. 1/2 ounce lemon juice (fresh)
  6. 4 ounces ​pineapple juice
  7. Garnish: strawberry or ​cherry


  1. Gather the ingredients.  
  2. Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  
  3. Shake well.  
  4. Strain into a collins or hurricane glass filled with cracked ice.  
  5. Garnish with a strawberry or cherry. Serve and enjoy.  


  1. Rather than a coconut liqueur, you can use a coconut-flavored rum. Some rums, including Malibu, are actually both: coconut rum liqueurs.
  2. Grenadine can be added to any Bahama mama to create a sweeter, red cocktail.
  3. 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.
  4. A banana liqueur is a common ingredient, particularly in Bahama mama recipes that skip the coffee.
  5. 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.