Goombay Smash

We were recently alerted to the fact that we didn’t have a recipe for a Goombay Smash on our website by one of our FB rum friends and set out to find out a little more about it.

First of all, what’s with the name? Well the Goombay is the name of a drum sometimes used in Bahamian music. Makes sense. Smash? Drink one and I think you’ll figure it out…

Turns out that we can’t give you the actual recipe for a Goombay Smash, because, well, the recipe is a family secret. This potent and tasty rum drink was created by Emily Cooper of Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar in Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas and rumor has it, the actual recipe has never been divulged to anyone outside of the family. The recipe listed below was given to us by the same FB friend J.W., who feels the taste is pretty darn close to the ones he has enjoyed at Miss Emily’s, but even he says there could be some secret ingredient missing.

As far as the authentic version? I think a trip to the Bahamas and a little research at the Blue Bee Bar may be in order…

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Goombay Smash
(an approximate replication of the real deal!)
(makes one)

2 oz. Dark Rum

1 oz. Coconut Rum
1/2 oz. Apricot Brandy
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Orange Juice

Shake all ingredients over ice and until cold. Pour into rocks glasses over ice. Garnish with orange and a cherry, if desired.

Let us know if you’ve enjoyed a real Goombay Smash at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar!

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  1. sounds good, but I thought all Caribbean mixed ‘drinks’ needed some “Angostura Bitters”.