Make this Frozen Bahama Mama and you’ll feel like you’re in the tropics! With a combination of grenadine, orange juice, pineapple juice, dark rum, coconut rum, lime juice, and ice, this tropical delight is the perfect way to cool off. Plus, it’s the next best thing to being there, smelling that salty ocean air under the blue skies and hot sun!
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There’s nothing like a delicious frozen cocktail to cool you off poolside. Full of tropical flavor, this cocktail was one of my favorite drinks when we went on our Caribbean MedallionClass cruise with Princess Cruises. I knew, though, that I would have a serious case of the tropical blues and miss them once our cruise was over.
So I figured, why not make them at home? It turned out to be the perfect remedy!
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What does a Bahama Mama Cocktail taste like?
A Bahama Mama drink combines pineapple and coconut into a tropical flavor. It’s very similar to a Pina Colada but has added cherry flavor.
What’s in a Frozen Bahama Mama?
- Rum: It’s a tropical drink, after all, and what better alcohol to take you to the Caribbean than rum? For this, you’ll use two different rums, a dark one and a coconut rum.
- Juices. We use what I think is the perfect blend of juicy pineapple and orange flavors by using a little of each juice. I also added a bit of lime juice because I like the extra flavor, but it’s not a necessary ingredient and can be omitted.
- Grenadine. It will add a touch of sweetness and a fun bit of color.
- Most important, if you’re going to be making a Frozen Bahama Mama, is the ice. If you don’t want it frozen, leave it out and just use a drink shaker to make it.
Tips for the perfect Bahama Mama Drink
Use dark rum. It will give you just a bit more flavor than white rum.
Instead of combining the grenadine with all of the other ingredients, pour a little bit into the bottom of each glass. This will prevent the whole drink from turning pink, and you’ll have two different colors instead.
Use a blender. This is the one I have, and I love how it crushed the ice so easily.
How to make a Frozen Bahama Mama
This easy recipe makes two slushy frozen cocktails.
- First, prepare two glasses by pouring a splash of grenadine into each one.
- Place the remaining ingredients (orange juice, pineapple juice, dark rum, coconut rum, lime juice, and ice) into a blender. Cover and blend until smooth and slushy.
- Gently pour the frozen slush into the prepared glasses and garnish with fresh pineapples and cherries.
Does a Bahama Mama have to be frozen?
No, it doesn’t. It tastes just as delicious when it’s poured over ice.
Can I make a larger batch to serve to my friends?
You can double or triple this recipe! Use the handy feature in the recipe card for exact ingredient amounts for a larger batch!
How do I make a non-alcoholic Frozen Bahama Mama?
You’ll need to use a different liquid to replace the rum. My recommendation is to use coconut water to mimic that coconut rum taste. You could also use sparkling water.
Ideas to garnish your drink:
- Add some sticks with fresh pineapple and maraschino cherries to make your drink a bit more festive.
- You can even add a cute little cocktail umbrella too!
- With the massive campaign to reduce and/or omit plastic drinking straws, I purchased some colorful reusable ones. They’re fun, festive, and you’ll be helping to save the environment in the process. Score!
If you like this Frozen Bahama Mama recipe, take a look at these recipes inspired by my past Princess Cruises:
Double Chocolate Malted Milkshake– my daughter and I had these at the ice cream bar on board, and of course, I had to re-create the chocolatey goodness at home!
Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Bites– we had this tasty appetizer on our Alaskan cruise. Made with goat cheese, honey, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and fresh herbs, these are slightly sweet yet savory, and downright delicious!
Braised Short Ribs– inspired by a dinner I had onboard my Western Caribbean cruise, these ribs are a hearty and flavorful meal. They are perfectly seared and then slowly cooked in a sauce of Nebbiolo wine, beef broth, tomato paste, onion, carrots, celery, and more.
Are you looking for more cocktail recipes?
Make one of these tasty drinks for your next backyard pool party or gathering:
- One of the alcoholic beverages I enjoyed immensely during our cruise (besides my all-time favorite Mojito) was this Blue Ocean drink. It’s a frozen Pina Colada with Blue Curaçao, and it’s tremendous!
- You might also enjoy this Pineapple Coconut Rum Slush. It is the perfect hot summer day cocktail! Made in minutes with just three ingredients, these easy fruity cocktails will be a big hit at pool parties or any gathering with a tropical vibe.
- Make a Frozen Marshmallow Mudslide and enjoy the flavors of coffee, chocolate, and marshmallow with your Irish Cream liqueur.
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Frozen Bahama Mama
- splash grenadine syrup
- 2 ounces orange juice
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 ounce dark rum
- 1 ounce coconut flavored rum
- juice half a lime
- 1 cup ice
- fresh pineapple pieces for serving
- maraschino cherries for serving
- Prepare two glasses by pouring a splash of grenadine into each.
- Place the remaining ingredients – orange juice, pineapple juice, dark rum, coconut rum, lime juice and ice into a blender.
- Blend until smooth and slushy.
- Gently pour into the prepared glasses and garnish with fresh pineapple and cherries.
This post was originally published 6/9/19. It has been updated in format and with pictures on 5/12/23.
When you book a MedallionClass cruise with Princess and you wear your complimentary Ocean Medallion, you can have food, drinks and more delivered right to you anywhere on the ship!
No more having to get up and stand in line. Just order what you’d like from the app and your server will bring it to you in a matter of minutes.
Pretty nice, right?
On this Western Caribbean cruise, my daughter and I had so much fun zip lining with friends in Belize. On one of our excursions we were served a delicious lunch of chicken, dirty rice and coleslaw.
Then we changed into our bathing suits to go cave tubing!
The caves were seriously “UnBelizable!” as our tour guide, Big Bruce was heard saying throughout the day.
There was a cool river which flowed gently through the cave and we could see stalagmites and stalactites throughout.
The stalagmites and stalactites were fascinating and some were HUGE!
Both are pointy formations found in limestone caves. When water flows into the ground and down into the cave, it dissolves a mineral called calcite which is a major component of limestone.
As the calcite drips from the top of the cave a stalactite is formed. You can remember that a stalactite comes from the Ceiling because of the C in the word.
This one was stunning because it sparkled so brilliantly when the light hit it just so.
As the calcite dips from the end of the stalactite, it begins to form a pile on the floor. Gradually it builds up to form a stalagmite. Again, easy to remember because of the G as this one is formed on the Ground.
Needless to say, when we returned the the Caribbean Princess, I was in the mood once again for a Bahama Mama tropical smoothie. And yes, I wanted the rum in it, too.
I knew though once our cruise was over that I was going to be missing them, so I figured why not make them at home.