Bahama Mama Cocktail

bahama mama cocktail

Bahama Mama Cocktail

I think we should make this Bahama Mama cocktail recipe Southern Boating’s signature cocktail.

Here’s why we love this drink: it is physically impossible to mess it up. Too sweet? Add some club soda. Too strong? Add some orange juice. Too little? Throw together another pitcher! The measurements for this Bahama Mama cocktail are truly suggestive– the only real requirement is rum and some various juices.

Word to the wise: be careful with this recipe. It’s compulsively drinkable.

True story: during a stint as a yacht stew, I made a similar cocktail pitcher (read: three pitchers) for the owners and a group of their friends during an early afternoon cruise from Elbow Cay back to home base. They loved it and I had never seen the owners laugh so hard on any trip. However, only two of the six made it to dinner that evening. The rest were fast asleep in their staterooms (expect Judy, who was fast asleep on the flybridge).  So exercise some restraint, people!


16 oz. orange juice
16 oz. pineapple juice
2 Tbsp. grenadine
1 cup rum of choice (coconut is preferred)
1 orange, sliced thin


In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients. Stir well. Pour into 4 tall glasses over crushed ice. Garnish with orange slices.

-Erin B, Southern Boating May 2019

More Bahamas Inspired Recipes:

Abacos Slaw

Daquri Berries

Bahamian Style Mac and Cheese

Bimini Succotash

Nassau Grilled Fish

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