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The Goombay Smash: After one sip, you’ll be bouncing from island to island.

When you think of The Bahamas and rum drinks, you will probably think of the famous Bahama Mama. And rightly so, it’s a great drink. But My favorite Bahamian rum drink is the Goombay Smash.

Smashes are drinks that usually contain muddled mint, but not always. Some examples of early smashes from the 1800’s consist of a spirit, like whisky, gin, or rum with sugar and mint. These were usually served in an old fashion glass. The modern idea for a smash is a drink with a good dose of spirit and a combination of fresh fruit juices. The Goombay Smash is a popular example of this modern variation.

The original smash was created in Green Turtle Cay, at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar. This drink is now popular throughout the Caribbean and I’ve seen in on dozens of restaurant menus here in Florida as well. So Miss Emily, you’ve done very well!

Goombay Smash

While the recipe below will if you a taste of the Bahamas in your glass, there’s nothing like the real thing. I definitely recommend a visit to the Blue Bee Bar in Abaco, Bahamas. Here is the airfare site we use to get amazing prices on flights. We highly recommend! You will fly into Marsh Harbour in Abaco, Bahamas. Then take a ferry to Green Turtle Cay.

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Goombay Smash Recipe

(serves two)

  • 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.

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Goombay Smash

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