I love how this recipe conjures the image of a beautiful woman, strolling along a flawless beach, hips sashaying to the rhythm of the breeze and some tempting island beats. Maybe she’s wearing a bandeau top and a flowing maxi skirt. Maybe it’s a string bikini and a pair of waist beads. Whatever she’s wearing, I’d like to be her right now.
There were several variations of this cocktail on the internet. I chose this one from DrinksMixer.com. because the addition of the Heering cherry liqueur seems to add more depth to its composition. I’d use Malibu coconut rum and Bacardi Gold for this recipe. And if you’re looking to unleash your inner wild woman, I would suggest reducing the Bacardi Gold to 1 oz and add a ½ oz of Bacardi 151. Ahhh, the possibilities are endless …
The Bahama Mama Recipe
1/2 oz lemon juice
2 oz orange juice
2 oz pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz rum
1 oz coconut rum
1/2 oz Heering® cherry liqueur
1/2 oz grenadine syrup
Shake ingredients with cracked ice. Serve in a 12 oz. glass. Garnish with a cherry and 1/2 slice orange in a tooth pick.
This article also appears in Ocean Splash Magazine.