How to Make a Bumbo Cocktail

Bumbo Cocktail, also known as Bombo or Bumboo cocktail, is a light colored rum based unique drink with a spicy edge. The interesting story behind the divine looking cocktail shows that it was at the peak of popularity during the Piracy era (an era during which pirates were most successful) in the Caribbean. The original recipe of Bumbo Cocktail was made of rum, sugar, nutmeg, and water. However, the latest version of this drink contains dark rum, Grenadine, nutmeg, and citrus juice (lime or lemon juice). Bumbo Cocktail tastes great and takes a few minutes to prepare, as you just have to mix the ingredients, shake them, and serve. Try this drink today at your home and have fun!

Preparation Time: 2 to 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils: Cocktail shaker, Cocktail glass, Straw

– (2 fl oz / 50 ml) dark rum
– (1 fl oz / 30 ml) fresh lemon juice
– (1/2 teaspoon) grenadine
– (1/4 teaspoon) nutmeg (grated)
– Ice cubes
– Cherry, strawberry and lime or lemon wedge for garnishing – optional


  • 1

    Take a medium cocktail shaker and fill halfway with ice cubes or cracked ice.

  • 2

    Now, gently add 2 fl oz (50 ml) of dark rum, 1 fl oz (30 ml) of fresh lemon juice and ½ teaspoon of fine quality grenadine to the chilled cocktail shaker.

  • 3

    Place the lid on the cocktail shaker properly and shake it vigorously for at least 20 seconds until the ingredients are chilled and mixed well.

  • 4

    Remove the lid of the cocktail shaker and pour the Bumbo Cocktail into a cocktail glass.

  • 5

    It is time to decorate your drink. You can garnish it with a fresh strawberry, cherry or lime wedge.

  • 6

    Place a decorated straw in the Bumbo Cocktail and serve immediately.

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