After one sip, you’ll think you have a good Jamaican accent…yeah mon.

For a relatively small island, Jamaica sure knows how to make a splash on the world stage. It’s the home of the fastest men and women and it gave us all the music of Bob Marley. The power, feelings and passion behind Marley’s lyrics have transcended race, culture and economic differences world wide. It’s only right that the man has a drink right?!

I wish I could say that my soggy mind created this cocktail, but it’s been around for some time. But I’m excited because this is its first appearance on Way overdue I know!

When I was researching the drink I found a few different variations, but I didn’t see one using something I thought would be a no-brainer…Blackwell Jamaican Rum. Duh right!

If you don’t know much about Blackwell Rum it was created by Chris Blackwell. Chris who?

Chris Blackwell is a record producer that founded Island Records. Yes, the same Island Records that introduced the world to the sounds of Bob Marley and reggae music. If that wasn’t enough, he is the owner of the famous GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica and the relatively new Blackwell Rum.

So I figure if I’m going to tell you about a drink called the Bob Marley, it’s going to be made with Blackwell Rum.

Boom. Enjoy.

The Bob Marley Drink Recipe


  • Blackwell Jamaican Rum
  • Blue Curacao
  • Orange Curacao
  • Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
  • Fresh Mango
  • Sweet and Sour Mix
  • Lime Juice
  • Ice

Mixing Instructions: The Bob Marley drink takes some work, but the payoff is as sweet as the songs sung by three little birds. First, start by making the red portion, combine 1 oz of Blackwell Rum, 4 oz of strawberry daiquiri mix and 1 cup of ice in a blender. Blend and pour into a tall glass. Next combine 1 oz of Blackwell Rum, 3 oz of chopped mango, 1.5 oz of sweet and sour mix and one cup of ice in a blender. Blend to create the yellow portion of the drink. Pour only half of the mixture into the glass. Take the remaining drink mixture and blend with .5 oz of Blue Curacao to create the green portion of the drink. Pour into the glass. Raise glass and toast to the father of reggae music.

Like I said, this drink recipe takes some time. Maybe the best course of action is to hop a fast boat to the shores of Jamaica and have a willing bartender mix you up a Bob Marley. Something tells me he might have a pretty grand story to go along with it. #JustGo

If you’ve had one, let me know!

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