The very first time we ever had this was when we visited the Bahamas. Enjoying the beautiful sun filled soft sandy beaches, the aquamarine ocean, and the gentle greetings of warm friendly natives we had to try out this delicious tropical drink which bears the name of the Island.
While I sipped mine slowly, allured by the mesmerizing sunsets, the Palm trees and the uncivilized pace known as “Island Time”, my hubby was on his way for his second one. On this visit to the Tiki bar on the beach he managed to get the recipe from the friendly bar-tender.
We still hear the jazz band playing on the beach (yeah in our dreams!!) while we entertain our guests (and often ourselves too!) with this tropical cocktail recreating that refreshingly native taste of the Bahamas.
¾ ounce Coconut Rum (Malibu)
¾ ounce Banana Liqueur (Hiram Walker)
1 ounce Spiced Rum (Captain Morgan)
1.5 ounce Orange Juice
2.5 ounce Pineapple Juice
2-4 dashes (1-2 tablespoon) Grenadine
¼ cup crushed ice
1 Maraschino Cherry (optional)
Combine all the ingredients and mix them in a cocktail shaker. Serve in a cocktail glass. Garnish with Orange/Pineapple wedge.