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Bob Marley Cocktail » Simple and Healthy Recipe! ✅

the Bob Marley’s drink is a layered rum-based cocktail with bright tropical flavors. It’s surprisingly easy to create colorful capes and is always a crowd pleaser!

Bob Marley cocktail

The Bob Marley drink is a rum-based cocktail. It is a layered drink, with the colors red, yellow and green, which are also the colors of the Rastafarian flag. Bob Marley was a key supporter of the Rastafari movement and the best-known creator of reggae music. That’s where the name comes from!

With its tropical flavors, the Bob Marley cocktail is perfect to enjoy on your next beach vacation. It’s a popular drink at resorts!

Or if you’re like me, with no vacation in sight, this fruity concoction is perfect for feeling like you’re on an island, even for a few minutes…in your imagination! It’s fun and fruity and surprisingly easy to get the colorful layering effect and Jamaican vibes!

There are a couple of different versions of this recipe that I can find, often using a strawberry daiquiri mix for the bottom layer and a combination of rum and fresh mango juice or orange curaçao or daiquiri mix for the remaining drink mix. . Some of these ingredients may not be readily available, so I tried to make our recipe with things you can find in most stores or may already have around the house.

Plus, you don’t need a blender, so it’s so much easier to clean up!

Related: If you love this layered look, try our Blue Hawaiian Sunrise cocktail recipe or our Blue Lagoon drink recipe.

ingredients

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For the red portion of the drink (lower layer)

For the yellow portion of the drink (second layer)

  • 1⁄2 oz rum (I like coconut rum here, but you could also use a light rum)
  • 4 ounces of pineapple juice

For the green portion of the drink (top layer)

  • 1 oz pineapple rum (look for a yellow colored rum)
  • 1 ounce of Blue Curacao

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Instructions

  1. Pour about an ounce of grenadine into the bottom of the glass and fill with ice.
  2. Add the pineapple juice and 1/2 ounce of rum (coconut or silver) to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to combine. Filter and pour slowly into the glass, so as not to disturb the lower layer as much as possible. (A little blending where the layers meet is normal.)
  3. Add the pineapple rum and one ounce of Blue Curaçao to your shaker. Give a couple of quick shakes until blended, then slowly strain into the glass to form the middle third of the drink. Again, be careful to leave the yellow part of the drink intact.
  4. Garnish with your favorite fruits: pineapple slices, grapefruit slices, and/or maraschino cherries are fun and tasty options.

Frequent questions

Is it the same as Bob Marley’s wacky shot?

While I was in college, I worked as a waiter. Occasionally we’d get a request for a “Flaming Bob Marley Shot,” which is a little different (and stronger) than this mixed drink. The extravagant variation included creme de menthe and Bacardi 151, which is flammable, layered in a tall shot glass. It was a bit of a pain to make and not very tasty in my opinion.

There is also a shot of Bob Marley done in a wide shot involving Jagermeister. I don’t know why… I definitely prefer the fruity drink!

Can I use only one type of rum?

Sure! We use coconut rum and pineapple for a truly tropical experience. However, if you want to minimize your shopping list, you can simply buy pineapple rum. This is very important because it is yellow in color and we need it to make our top third of the drink which is green in color.

Can you make a frozen drink with that?

Yes! The frozen version requires a bit more work, as you’ll need to rinse the blender between each layer. Instead of mixing the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, you can mix them in a blender (with ice) and layer each section in a glass.

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Bob Marley Drink (Layered Cocktail Recipe)

the Bob Marley’s drink is a layered rum-based cocktail with bright tropical flavors. It’s surprisingly easy to create colorful capes and is always a crowd pleaser!

Preparation time5 min

Total time 5 minutes

Course: Drinks

American kitchen

Keyword: cocktail, rum, tropical

Servings: 1

Calories: 306kcal

Author: Stacey, also known as the soccer mom.

Cost: $10

  • 1 shaker

  • 1 cocktail strainer

  • cocktail glasses

For the red portion of the drink (lower layer)

For the yellow portion of the drink (middle layer)

  • 1/2 oz rum I like coconut rum here, but you could also use a light rum
  • 4 ounces of pineapple juice

For the green portion of the drink (top layer)

  • 1 oz pineapple rum Look for a yellow colored rum
  • 1 ounce blue curacao
  • Pour the grenadine into the bottom of the glass and fill completely with ice.

  • Add the pineapple juice and coconut rum to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to blend. Filter and pour slowly into the glass, so as not to disturb the lower layer as much as possible. This will be the middle third of the drink and the largest section.

  • Add pineapple rum and Blue Curaçao to shaker. Give a couple of quick shakes until blended, then slowly strain into the glass. Again, be careful to leave the yellow part of the drink intact.

  • Garnish with your favorite fruits: pineapple slices, grapefruit slices, and/or maraschino cherries are fun and tasty options.

Nutrition information is an estimate only; your actual values ​​will vary depending on the exact ingredients used and the serving size. Recipe intended for readers 21+

Calories: 306kcal | Carbs: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g | Monounsaturated fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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