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If you’re looking for the famous Bob Marley drink, then you’ve come to the right place.

For being 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, they know how to make damn good rum, 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 I was the inventor of the Bob Marley drink, but I am not. It’s been around for some time now.

When I was researching the Bob Marley drink, I found a few different variations. That happens a lot as bartenders like to put their own spin on the drink recipe.  And I am no different. Most Bob Marleys use Appleton Estate rum, probably the most well known Jamaican rum. But I wanted to mix it up and try something a little different.

Bob Marley drink

The drink is still the same original drink, but I wanted to use a different Jamaican rum, Blackwell Rum.

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

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 figured, if I’m going to tell all about the famous Bob Marley drink and show you how to make one, it should be made with Blackwell Rum.

Okay, no more history. It’s time to learn how to mix this famous Caribbean cocktail.

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.

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Bob Marley Drink

Like I said, this drink recipe takes some time. Mixing three different blends is a lot for even the most professional bartenders. Maybe the best course of action is to hop a fast boat to Jamaica and have a willing bartender mix you up a Bob Marley. Something tells me that bartender will have a pretty good story to go along with it. Most island bartenders do.

Want more Caribbean rum drinks?

Then click here to see our list of 52 rum drinks and how to make them. Invite some friends over and impress them with your rum skills, because each one tastes like paradise in a glass.

Every good mixologist needs some good cocktail making gear. I recommend this cocktail mixing set, it has everything you need and it’s what I use at home.

If you’ve had one, let me know!

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