Club Med Bahamas – Day 0.5 + Bahama Mama Cocktail


where I’ll be napping for the next 7 days…beach side cabanas

I’d like to say that I made it to the Bahamas safe and sound after a crazy  18 hour  travel itinerary, but I can’t say that I’m safe from pure gluttony from Club Med’s amazing resort. After a long and congested red eye flight with Matt and Adam to Florida, then followed by an 8 hour layover, I was hankering for sleep, protein and booze. When all three of these life’s necessities are deprived for eighteen hours, it can almost force a proud girl like to to start begging. But thank god Club Med came before I compromised on anything.


Wow, Wow and Wow! That’s pretty much all I have to say for now about their amazing Columbus Isle location in the Bahamas. The water is so blue, it looks like some either dumped a drums of blue dye in it or someone photoshopped and saturated the heck out of the water. Yes, it’s that blue and it’s that amazing.

After arriving in on Saturday at 1:30 pm, we were quickly whisked away to our rooms. With in a few minutes all the bloggers (check out Jaden’s site for the VIP list) came out, stripped from our travel weary clothes, into shorts, tanks and t-shirts. We were all ready and waiting for this wonderful moment of gathering and friendship, all live and real, rather than via the internet and twitter.

We all consumed some snacks and a round of drinks, then were escorted on a quick tour of the property. Then we immediately attended a fabulous little cocktail party with the blue azure beauty of the Bahamian sea as our backdrop. Crazy, it’s was all just crazy. Everything happened so quickly, I can’t believe all this occurred in our first half day on Saturday!!


cocktail gathering



appetizers to nibble with drinks: assortment sushi, rice rolls and fried scallops



my view while pigging out: uber talented photographer, food stylist and pastry chef at the bar

I was most excited to find out that this Club Med location was serving  a Bahama Mama cocktail! Last week, Todd bought a fabulous cocktail book, Dale Degroff’s  The Essential Cocktail. We were hankering to make the Bahama Mama cocktail for my last post before my departure. Unfortunately, we didn’t have all the rums that were needed.

Thank you to the cocktail party, I still had my Bahama Mama Cocktail and it could not have been more perfect. I’m in the Bahamas, BABY!


Bahama Mama Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1 cocktail

Total Time: 5 Minutes

From the Essential Cocktail by Dale Degroff


  • 3/4 oz white rum
  • 3/4 oz añejo rum
  • 3/4 oz Myer's dark rum
  • 1/2 oz coconut rum
  • 3 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 oz fresh-squeezed OJ
  • 1 t grenadine
  • dash of Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish
  • Orange slice for garnish


  1. Combine all but garnish, shake with ice, strain into hurricane glass & garnish.
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