I hate a girly drink where you can’t taste the liquor and don’t even feel it, but don’t want to be doing shots off the bar either. This Bahama Mama is perfect. Enough alcohol to taste, but it didn’t need a chaser either.
When it comes to tossing back drinks, I’m never one to get sloppy drunk (except for that once, but the Storm Troopers made me do it) but sipping an occasional cocktail and letting my hair down. Yeah, I am all about that. Especially if by occasionally, we mean on a daily basis, and if by hair down we mean giggling like a school girl then yes. Exactly.
While hanging out at The Guesthouse at Lost River, I figured I’d try something new. Asking the young bartender what he was good at making, he started whipping up what he called a Bahama Mama. I hate a girly drink where you can’t taste the liquor and don’t even feel it (I just spent $10 damnit, I aught to at least enjoy it), but I didn’t want to be doing shots off the bar either. The young bartender didn’t let me down. This was perfect. Enough alcohol to taste, but it didn’t need a chaser either. And it got the job done. The second one was just icing on the cake. The third one… and I forgot my phone at the bar… and my jacket… Thank God there wasn’t many people to try to claim them.
Loving the drink, and wanting to add something more than a martini to my rotation in the upcoming summer months, I went home and got to work.
I can tell you I will be making batches of these and sipping on them all summer long.
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- 1.5 oz White Rum (use 151 unless you consider yourself a light weight)
- 1.5 oz coconut rum
- 1.5 oz strawberry rum, or regular rum, or whatever other rum you have laying about
- 0.75 oz Kaluha
- 1.5 oz grenadine
- 1/2 cup Citrus Pineapple Juice
- Combine all of the ingredients in your cocktail shaker with several ice cubes.
- Shake vigorously and strain into a glass.
- Add more ice if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 24gProtein: 0g