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Legal Drinking Age In The Bahamas? (MUST Try Drinks!)

The legal drinking age in the Bahamas is 18 years. In other words, it’s illegal for anyone under the age of 18 years to purchase or consume any intoxicating liquor.

Now that we have cleared up your most pressing concern, let’s go on to discover some must-try drinks in the Bahamas – mainly alcoholic ones! (If you are under 18, try the last one on the list which is a non-alcoholic beverage)

Drinks You Must Try In The Bahamas

Below we have listed some of the drinks that should be tried out in the Bahamas. Bookmark this article as this list might come in handy!

1. Bahama Mama

Bahama Mama

This is a delicious drink that goes with everything. A mixture of coconut rum and fruit juices, Bahama Mama is a must-try if you are out on a night tour in the Bahamas.

The zest of lime and pineapple is what makes all the difference! Locals also like to have this as a breakfast addition, as long as it’s coffee-flavoured.

Pro Tip: Never engage in any water sports or rather get into the water at all after consuming alcohol.

2. Sky Juice

Sky Juice is a little thicker than a lot of other Bahamian drinks, but it’s absolutely delightful. Coconut water, condensed milk, and gin are the ingredients of the drink, and this is one of the most quintessentially Caribbean drinks you can try in the Bahamas.

3. Goombay Punch

Goombay Punch
Photo by The Neon Narwhal on Wikimedia Commons

Buy a few cans of Goombay Punch if you are planning to laze around on the beach all day. This has the taste of pineapple soda and is great on a hot and sunny Bahamian day.

You can find this anywhere in the country, and the cans come in different sizes and shapes.

4. Goombay Smash

Goombay Smash
Photo by Sarah Kelemen Garber on Wikimedia Commons

This is a cocktail with Goombay Punch and several other ingredients. Goombay Punch is mixed in with pineapple juice, dark rum, syrup, lemon juice, and coconut liquor. You can find several variants of this drink.

5. The Yellow Bird

One of the popular Caribbean drinks, the Yellow Bird is a delightful concoction of liquor, rum, pineapple juice, and orange juice. You can go for this whenever you feel like a citrusy punch!

6. Pirate Republic Beer

This is the only version of craft beer you’ll find in Nassau. The Pirate Republic is a brewery that offers a range of craft beers, and the place is located quite close to the city centre and the cruise port, so you can get here quite easily from anywhere on the island.

7. Kalik Beer

Commonly known as the Beer of the Bahamas, Kalik beer is another local favourite. There are several variants of beer available.

8. Sands Beer

Sands Beer on Beach
Photo by Steve Bennett on Flickr

Another local beer popular with locals as well as tourists, Sands beer is known for its crispiness. With the flavour of grapefruits, this has won the hearts of many a beachgoer.

9. Switcha

The Bahamian version of lemonade, switcha is made of lime and lemon juices. This is an excellent drink to have on a hot beach day. You can buy this from any local vendor; if you are planning to spend an entire day on the beach, buy a few switcha and pack them in your cooler.

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