The Bahama Mama is a classic old tropical cocktail that has been enjoyed for many years, with variations and tweaks made to the recipe along the way. Most bartenders and recipe books have made minor changes, such as eliminating the quarter ounce of coffee liqueur that was traditionally included. However, this recipe is the original version, as far as can be determined. It blends the flavours of pineapple juice, coconut, and a touch of coffee with two types of rum to create a refreshing and fruity cocktail.
The unique addition of coffee liqueur adds a rich, almost chocolatey note that is subtle and enhances the overall flavour of the drink without overpowering it. The result is a delicious and balanced cocktail, perfect for sipping on a warm day. Served over ice in a hurricane glass and garnished with a pineapple wedge and a cherry, the Bahama Mama is a classic tropical cocktail that will transport you to an island paradise.