Jamaican Smile

We’ve only had the pleasure of visiting Jamaica once – so far – and certainly enjoyed some fantastic tropical scenery along with some knock your socks off Rum Punches. We hadn’t, however, heard of such rum delights as the Jamaican Smile until Facebook friend Michele Huttenga Shippe asked for help in locating the recipe for the drink she had enjoyed during an apparently successful Rum Therapy session in Jamaica!

As we searched for the recipe, we were surprised at the variety of recipes found on the the web. We found one that looked pretty tasty and set out to make one. About that time, Facebook friend Jehmal David Hartwell posted a Jamaican Smile recipe for us. They were different enough that we thought we should create them both and do a taste test. In the end, they were quite different, but both really good. If you’ve had a Jamaican Smile, let us know which one tastes most like the one you tried – or let us know if you’ve been using a different recipe.

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Jamaican Smile Recipe #1
from FB friend Jehmal

(makes one)

1/2 banana
8 oz ice
4 oz pineapple juice
2 oz rum
1/2 oz strawberry syrup

Combine all ingredients and blend in a blender. Pour into glasses and garnish with a pineapple slice.

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Jamaican Smile Recipe #2
(makes one)

2 oz. rum cream
2 oz. coconut rum
4 oz. pineapple juice
1/8 c. frozen pina colada concentrate
1/8 c. frozen strawberry daiquiri concentrate
1/2 banana
Strawberry syrup
2.5 cups ice

Blend together in a blender until smooth, add more ice if needed. Pour into glasses and drizzle strawberry syrup on top.


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  1. will be trying these tonight!!!

  2. Michele Huttenga Schipper says:

    Hi! The two recipes helped me search out the one I think is the closet to MoBay’s
    1 whole banana
    2 1/2 cups ice
    4 oz pineapple juice
    4 oz Pina Colada mix
    4 oz Strawberry Daquiri Mix
    3 oz rum
    Blend together until smooth. Makes 2 full glasses
    All I need is my chair, the sand, sun and the ocean!

  3. Ok, i just left montego bay and the ingredients they used:
    Jamaica Rum Cream
    Strawberry syrup
    Coconut rum
    thats it