When I was a wee lad wearing a much smaller Hawaiian shirt, my family took a vacation to the Bahamas. One of the most memorable moments from the trip was my being heartbroken over Customs telling me that I couldn't bring a coconut on the airplane home. Oh well.One of the other things I remember from the trip was that my parents sucked down Bahama Mamas the whole time. They even gave me a sip on a few nights. Do I remember the finer tasting notes of the stuff? No. But what I do remember is that I tasted coconut and banana, and that its color was a jewel-like dark red.
Further, Doug has parroted(see what I did there?) the idea that drinks can also be Tiki Compliant, lifting the central pole of the tiki tent higher to encompass more of what might be discussed as "tiki".
The DJ's Bahama Mama
2 oz Jamaican dark rum (Myers or Coruba)
1 oz orange juice
1 oz pineapple juice
.5 oz coconut rum
.5 oz creme de banane
.5 oz grenadine
Shake with ice and strain into a double old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.