Bahama Mama Recipe {Tropical Slushy Drink in 5 Minutes}

Bahama Mama Recipe {Tropical Slushy Drink in 5 Minutes}
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Bahama Mama Recipe
A tropical slushy drink perfect for hot summer days, blending fruity juices with rum and grenadine for a refreshing escape.

What’s up, party people? It’s your boy Austin from Beyond The Bayou Blog. Today we’re whipping up one of my signature summer sippers – The Bahama Mama Cocktail! This tropical treat always takes me back to one epic spring break trip with the guys.

A few years ago, my buddies and I decided to go big for spring break – we booked a trip to the Bahamas! Being a bunch of broke college kids, we had to rough it with a cheap Airbnb. But we made up for it by hitting the beach and bars hard every single day.

Our go-to move was posting up at this kick-back beach bar down the road. The bartenders there made the coldest, most potent Bahama Mamas around with delicious seafood like Air Fryer Shrimp and Seafood Medley. We’d sip on those rum-loaded coconut pineapple slushies all afternoon, soaking up the sun.

Those were some of the best times with my crew. Whenever I blend up a Bahama Mama now, it instantly transports me back to those carefree, sunburnt days without a worry in the world. If you’re looking to catch those laid-back vacation vibes, just mix up one of these babies and you’ll be transported straight to island time!

Why You Should Love This?

  • Simple Preparation: You don’t need any special equipment or even a blender.
  • Everyday Ingredients: No rare or hard-to-find liquors are needed.
  • Smooth Taste: The alcohol flavor is very mild, making it feel like a grown-up Capri Sun!

Overview: How To Make Bahama Mama?

Overview How To Make Bahama Mama

When the summer heat kicks in, nothing beats a tropical drink to cool things down. This fruity, rum-infused slush is one of my favorites to whip up when I’m in the mood for something refreshing yet indulgent. With a delightful mix of orange juice, pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine, this drink offers a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors.

The combination of regular rum and coconut-flavored rum adds a subtle depth, making each sip a mini-vacation. Just toss a cup of crushed ice, the juices, and the rums into a blender, blend until you achieve that perfect slushy consistency, and voilà—you’ve got a vibrant, summer-ready drink.

It’s incredibly easy to make, and every time I take a sip, I’m transported to a sunny beach, even if I’m just lounging in my backyard. Trust me, this refreshing slush is a must-try for your next summer gathering. Cheers!

Bahama Mama Recipe {Tropical Slushy Drink in 5 Minutes}

Bahama Mama Recipe

A tropical slushy drink perfect for hot summer days, blending fruity juices with rum and grenadine for a refreshing escape.
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Tropical
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Austin Carter
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 fluid ounce orange juice
  • 1 fluid ounce pineapple juice
  • ½ fluid ounce rum
  • ½ fluid ounce coconut-flavored rum
  • ½ fluid ounce grenadine syrup

Instructions

  • Measure 1 cup of crushed ice and place it in the blender.
  • Add 1 fluid ounce of orange juice to the blender.
  • Pour in 1 fluid ounce of pineapple juice.
  • Add ½ fluid ounce of rum.
  • Pour in ½ fluid ounce of coconut-flavored rum.
  • Add ½ fluid ounce of grenadine syrup.
  • Blend all ingredients until the mixture reaches a slushy consistency.
  • Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 15g
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Tips that Will Help!

  • Preparation: Beforehand, chill all your ingredients, including homemade juices and alcohol, in the fridge for the best taste. This drink is most enjoyable when served cold.
  • Creating an Ombre Effect: Optionally, for a visually appealing touch, layer grenadine at the glass’s bottom before adding other ingredients. This creates a beautiful gradient effect, as shown in the photos!
  • For an Iced Bahama Mama: Use a food processor or blender to mix all ingredients with crushed ice for a frozen cocktail.
  • Adjusting Measurements: Customize the rum amounts to suit your taste. You can skip white rum if preferred, but we highly recommend keeping the coconut rum for its significant impact on the cocktail’s final flavor.

Try out These Variations!

  • Non-Alcoholic Version: Skip the rum and use coconut simple syrup instead.
  • Frozen Option: Blend with crushed ice.
  • Add Coffee Flavor: For a unique twist, add a splash of coffee liqueur like Kahlua.
  • Fizzy Twist: Top with soda just before serving.
  • Pitcher or Punch: For a large group, mix about 3 cups of juice with 1 to 1.5 cups of alcohol.

What to Serve with Bahama Mama?

What to Serve with Bahama Mama

What Is the Difference Between a Bahama Mama and A Mai Tai?

The main difference between a Bahama Mama and a Mai Tai lies in their flavor profiles and ingredients. A Bahama Mama typically combines tropical fruit juices like orange and pineapple with rum, often including coconut rum for added richness. It’s sweet, fruity, and often served chilled or frozen.

On the other hand, a Mai Tai is a bit more complex, blending rum with lime juice, orange liqueur like triple sec or curaçao, and a touch of almond syrup (orgeat). It has a balanced, tangy-sweet taste with a hint of almond, usually served over ice and garnished with lime and mint.

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