After a tiring day in the office or to make the most of fast sprinting weekends, a good delectable glass of drink is the great choice. What if it’s filled with the mouth-watering taste of fruits and rum? The Red Lobster Bahama Mama is the perfect choice for you. 

This refreshing tropical drink will take you right away to the sandy beaches and peaceful sunset. But, do you know that it can be easily made at home? So, gather all the ingredients, and you’ll be sipping Bahama Mama in just ten minutes. 

What is Bahama Mama?

What is Bahama Mama

Bahama Mama is a beautiful and delicious cocktail that became popular in the Bahamas in the 1950s. The sweet-tasting drink is filled with flavors of fruits and rum. Three fruits and two to three varieties of rum are served in one drink.

The gradient of the cocktail will give you an image of a sunset filled with red and orange light. The drink is becoming increasingly popular in many chain diners, especially Red Lobster. The rum, Grenadine, soda, and juice have a balanced flavor to produce a wonderfully tasting cocktail.

Variations in the Red Lobster Bahama Mama

This sweet cocktail is filled with the flavors of fruits and light and dark rum. As years have rolled by, this drink has been innovated in many ways. They are all delicious, nonetheless. 

The three most unique variety of this drink is given below.

Mocktail Bahama Mama 

Not all people like to add rum to their drinks. If you want a non-alcoholic beverage, just cut out the rum from the ingredients. It is an excellent choice for making a mocktail that can serve both kids and adults. Instead of the rum, you can add lemon, soda, syrups, or more fresh juices to make it a virgin Bahama Mama.

Classic Bahama Mama

The traditional way to make Bahama Mama is by preparing it with coffee liqueur. The coffee adds a roasted flavor to the drink. So, it’s a burst of flavors in your mouth with the classic version. Though you might be apprehensive about adding coffee liqueur to your glass, try it out once to know how well it tastes.

Layered Bahama Mama

Layered ice creams, juices, and now layered Bahama Mama are here. Layering makes anything look aesthetically pleasing. Now add layering to your cocktail to make it visually more appetizing. Start the layering by adding a layer of Grenadine. Then mix the rum and other juices and pour it on top of the Grenadine.

Nutritional Values of Red Lobster Bahama Mama

This drink is delicious, and not only that, it has some nutrients to offer you. The table below provides the nutritional values of the cocktail.

Alcohol 3.6g
Fat 0.2g
Carbohydrate 24g
Protein 1g
Sodium 27mg
Cholesterol 0mg
Calories 296kcal

How to Make a Bahama Mama Smoothie?

Making the Red Lobster Bahama Mama

The making of this drink is simple with the usage of simple ingredients. Let’s see the making process below.

How Long Does it Take to Make the Drink?

It takes 10 minutes to complete this cocktail at your home. Mixing the Grenadine, juices, and rum will take a minute or two. 

After that, you need to shake the cocktail for about a minute. Then adding ice, straining and garnishing will take three to four minutes. It is one of the cocktails to make for a laid-back dinner or for enjoying lunch with friends. 

Ingredients Required

Below are the ingredients you need to gather to make the Red Lobster Bahama Mama Cocktail.

  • 1 cup of Bacardi Light Rum
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 0.75 ounces of Grenadine
  • 1 ounce of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • Malibu Rum
  • 1 cup of Orange Juice
  • 1 cup of Pineapple Juice
  • Cherries
  • Orange for garnishing

A Step-by-Step Procedure to Making Red Lobster Bahama Mama 

The step-by-step method to make Bahama Mama can quickly be tried at home. Below are the steps you need to follow to make a mouth-watering cocktail. 

Step 1: Add Rum and Grenadine

Take a clean adequate mixing glass and add Grenadine. Now, mix one cup of the Bacardi light rum with it. Grenadine gives a unique spicy flavor to the cocktail.

Step 2: Mix Spiced Rum and Stir

Add the Captain Morgan spiced rum to the mixing glass. To blend the flavors well, keep stirring the mixture. Then, add the Malibu rum too.

Step 3: Add the Juices and Ice

Add one cup of pineapple and one cup of orange juice. Once you add the juices, crush a cup of ice and add them to the glass.

Step 4: Shake Them Well

Now that you have added all the ingredients, it’s time to make the cocktail. So, completely close the top of the mixing glass and shake it well for 5 to 6 minutes. It will thoroughly mix all the ingredients. 

Step 5: Strain the Mix

Once you have shaken it well, transfer the drink to a tall, clean glass. Add more ice cubes. Now, strain the cocktail into another glass and add a little dark rum.

Step 6: Garnish and Serve

You can garnish the Bahama Mama with a wedge of orange and some cherries on top, and the drink is ready to be served.

Making a Special Version of the Drink

Making a Special Version of the Drink

Red Lobster Bahama Mama is versatile, like the Sonic Crave Sauce recipe, and can be made to taste more delicious by adding a few ingredients. 

Below are some ingredients and steps to make the special Bahama Mama. 

Ingredients

Below are the ingredients you need to make the special version of Bahama Mama.

  • 1 cup of Bacardi Light Rum
  • One shot of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 0.75 ounces of Grenadine
  • 1 ounce of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • Coconut rum
  • 1 cup of Orange Juice
  • 1 cup of Pineapple Juice
  • Cherries
  • Orange for garnishing

Step-by-Step Process 

Follow the steps to enjoy the special version of the drink.

Step 1: Add Grenadine and Juices to a Blender

In a blender, add Grenadine, pineapple juice, and orange juice. Let the blender run for 5 seconds to mix the juices and Grenadine.

Step 2: Add Other Ingredients 

Now, add lemon juice, Bacardi light rum, and coconut rum. The lemon will give a deliciously sour and tangy flavor. Add ice cubes and blend for 4 to 5 minutes. The mixture becomes smooth. Add this to a tall, clean glass and add more ice.

Step 3: Strain and Garnish

Once the drink is well blended and becomes cold, strain it into a glass. Garnish with lime or orange wedges. Add some cherries and pineapple cubes to the top. Also, add some dark rum of your choice and serve.

You Can Also Make Frozen Bahama Mama!

Any cold beverage or food is a lifesaver for the sweltering summer heat. Add to that list Bahama Mama. It is effortless to make this frozen cocktail. Just take a blender and add all the ingredients. Then, add extra crushed ice. It will give the drink a slushy texture. But it is just as delicious as the regular Bahama Mama cocktail. 

Conclusion

In just ten minutes, serve yourself and your guests a fantastic glass of the Red Lobster Bahama Mama cocktail. One sip of this drink will please you instantly and take you to your happy place. It can be made with or without alcohol so that all can enjoy it.

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    Linda Karlsson (Editor & co-founder): As a companion with the chef, will record and transmit to readers the best recipes and experiences. She used to work at famous newspapers like Eat, Food52, People…