How to Make a Bob Marley Drink – 2 Recipes

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How to make a Bob Marley drink

Robert Nesta Marley, or the man better known as Bob Marley, was an internationally-acclaimed reggae singer who—on top of his undying love for Jamaica—was well-known for his unwavering commitment to the Rastafarian way of life. Knowing this, it’s no wonder that a delicious rum cocktail bearing the Rastafarian colors of red, yellow, and green would be cleverly crafted in his honor.

Today, we’re going to teach you how to make a Bob Marley drink that will compete with any Caribbean cruise line offering. Whether you’re hosting a large party or enjoying a little tropical flavor on your own, we’ll make sure you have the tools you need to keep Jamming all night long.​

Ready to get started?

Sit back, relax, and turn on some reggae tunes, because it’s time to start your own Jamaican getaway!

Recipe #1: Bob Marley Frozen Cocktail

What you'll need:​

  • ​2 oz. light run
  • 1/2 oz. blue curaçao liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. orange curaçao liqueur
  • 4 oz. strawberry daiquiri mix
  • 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
  • 3 oz. chopped mango (fresh is preferable, but frozen works as well)
  • Lime juice
  • Ice
  • Blender

​First, make the red portion of the drink by combining the strawberry daiquiri mix, one cup of ice, and half of the rum into the blender. Blend until liquified, and pour the mixture into the bottom of your cocktail glass.

Next, to create the yellow part of the drink, combine the chopped mango, sweet and sour mix, orange curaçao liqueur, one cup of ice, and the rest of the rum into the blender. Blend until liquified, and pour only half of the mixture into the same glass.

Finally, to make the green portion of the drink, mix the remaining yellow blend with the blue curaçao liqueur and pour it on top of the cocktail glass.

Serve and enjoy!​

Recipe # 2: Bob Marley Shots

What you'll need:

  • 1/4 oz. gold rum​
  • 1/4 oz. blue curaçao liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. grenadine
  • 1/4 oz. banana liqueur
  • yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 2 shot glasses

In one shot glass, make the blue portion of the shot by mixing together the gold rum and the blue curaçao liqueur. Stir until fully blended.

In the other shot glass, make the red portion of the shot by adding the 1/4 oz of grenadine.

Tilt the shot glass with the grenadine and slowly pour the banana liqueur on top to create the yellow portion of the shot.

Pro-tip: Use yellow food coloring to really make this part stand out.​

Slowly pour the blue curaçao and rum mixture into the other shot glass.

Serve and enjoy!

And, there you have it! Now you know how to make a Bob Marley drink, two different ways!

As always, tell us about your experience in the comments below!

About the Author

As an organic chemist, Janelle Rogers always preferred her drinks pure, like bottled water from the Pyrenees or organic wine. That is, until a jazz saxophonist blew the doors of her taste buds wide open by introducing her to the joys of cocktails. When not tinkering with new blends, Janelle is a frequent contributor to Chemistry Today and runs a classified black-ops department of the NIH.

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