Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina

Harbour Island, Bahamas


Be sure to ask for one, or both, of these great drinks on your next visit to The Rooster Tail Bar at Valentines Residences, Resort & Marina in Harbour Island, Bahamas – known to have the best water location on the island!

The Bahama Mama


Not much is known about the origins of the Bahama Mama, but it’s likely that this rum cocktail was born during the Bahamas heyday as a smuggling base during Prohibition. A mix of dark and high-proof white rum, the Bahama Mama is more complex than it sounds, with recipes calling for coffee and coconut liqueur, lemon and pineapple juice.

Ingredients for 1 drink

  • 1/4 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce dark rum
  • 1/2 ounce coconut liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce 151 proof (high proof) rum
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • Strawberry or cherry for garnish


  • Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Pour into a collins glass with cracked ice.
  • Garnish with a strawberry or cherry.

Variation of the Bahama Mama:

This can also be blended with 1 cup ice.

  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • 1/2 ounce dark rum
  • 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • Orange wedges and strawberries for garnish
  • Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake well.
  • Pour into a hurricane glass with cracked ice.
  • Garnish with an orange and strawberries.

Video: How to Make a Bahama Mama (another variation)

The Goombay Smash


Created at the humble Blue Bee Bar on Great Turtle Cay in the Out Islands of the Bahamas, this potent libation contains four kinds of rum. Created by Blue Bee Bar founder Miss Emily, the Goombay Smash — not the Bahama Mama — is the national drink of the Bahamas. It’s named after the traditional form of drum-oriented Bahamaian music, similar to calypso.

Ingredients for 2 drinks:

  • Ice cubes
  • 6 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Malibu rum or other coconut-flavored rum
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • 2 tablespoons gold rum
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 pineapple wedges
  • 2 orange slices


Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add pineapple juice, orange juice, and all rum. Cover and shake until very cold. Fill 2 short glasses with ice. Strain cocktail mixture over, dividing equally. Garnish with pineapple wedges and orange slices. Raise glass and toast.

Goombay Smash recipe from Rum Shop Ryan

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