Goombay Smash Recipe

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Goombay Smash

Vickie Parks


This is a popular cocktail in the Bahamas. It was first created at the Little Blue Bee bar in Abaco (Bahamas). The recipe has been a highly guarded secret, but several attempts have been made to copy it anyway. Most "copycats" are quite good, but they miss the "secret" ingredient. The main ingredients of the original Goombay Smash are coconut rum, dirty rum, apricot brandy and pineapple juice. But the secret is in the vigorous shaking which creates a thick frothy layer on top. Give it a try, it's quite good.

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5 Min


No-Cook or Other


1 oz
spiced rum
1 oz
coconut rum
1/2 oz
apricot brandy
2 oz
pineapple juice
2 oz
orange juice
1 scoop(s)
ice cubes
lime wedge (for garnish)
crushed ice (for serving)

Directions Step-By-Step

Add ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add the both rums, brandy, and both juices. Vigoriously shake for several seconds, or until a thick froth forms on top.
Add crushed ice in a Collins glass. Strain cocktail into glass, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Caribbean