Island Recipe – Goombay Smash

Sandy Toes, Rose Island - Bahamas

As I learned during my brief stay in the Bahamas, mixed drinks are a level of high art in the islands. The king of the Bahamian cocktails though is the Goombay Smash.

Rumor has it that the Smash began at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar in New Plymouth, an island of Green Turtle Cay. Although its origins are murky, the fact that it is one of the official drinks of the Bahamas is crystal clear.  So on a sunny day sit back, sip a Goombay Smash and think about spending time in the Bahamas.


Goombay Smash (one of the many variations)

1 oz spiced rum
1 oz coconut rum
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz orange juice

Pour over ice and garnish with cherries and an orange slice.

By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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