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Bob Marley Drink Recipe

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This is a flaming drink. Please read our notes about flaming drinks and be careful.


  • 1 oz. Creme de Menthe, green
  • 1/2 oz. Liqueur, banana
  • 1/2 oz. Rum, overproof/151 proof
  • 1 oz. Grenadine

Mixing Instructions

The true Bob Marley is grenadine at the bottom, creme de menthe in the middle, and 151 plus creme de bananna, so it makes the red, green and yellow of the Jamaican flag. Light it on fire, stick a straw down to the bottom and finish it!

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This drink recipe was submitted by one of our dastardly readers, Eric Garrett!

Comments on Bob Marley:

By rere on May 21st, 2011 at 01:03:59

got my eyes wandering and red hahaha what a drink

By Sherlon on March 18th, 2011 at 19:15:24

had it in Barbados..was reall power!

By B on February 18th, 2011 at 21:17:29

Our bartenders at Beaches in Negril had to hide the shot glasses for this drink. They needed the tall ones for this baby. We took a picture and after looking at it a few years later I feel the need to go make one...

By crosby on February 13th, 2011 at 13:01:23

one of the most amazing drinks that i tries while I was in Jamaica on holidays.

By jennifer on December 31st, 2010 at 06:59:23

you cant leave jamaica without tryin one of these!

By Scoot on December 5th, 2010 at 10:30:26

Went down to Jamaica a few months ago and did a few of these with my dad. He swears to never touch these again. I however, thought they were quite good.

By Ellmackey on August 22nd, 2010 at 14:15:04

Just came back from Ocho Rios. Bob Marley wasn't on the menu, but we ordered them anyway. Best drink in all 6 of my trips to Jamaica

By jonny on June 24th, 2010 at 14:56:56

its not called a jamaican flag drink ppl its a bob marley drink so who cares about the red really though and fyi bob was a rasta

By Ally on May 10th, 2010 at 07:38:03

aish this drink is tops, had it at the club and could noy get enough of it.

By Nix on May 6th, 2010 at 12:37:47

Who cares if red isnt in the Jamaican flag LOL, the drink is the BOMB!!!!

By rain on April 29th, 2010 at 23:57:28

FYI am Jamaican and we don't drink this crap we sell it to you no brainer-ass tourist, stop sterotyping Jamaicans.

By Scuba Steve on March 1st, 2010 at 06:47:34

Jsut had one at the pub with Zimmy and its the best thing i have tried so far

By Greg S. on February 4th, 2010 at 12:37:48

Went to Jamaica last month with my wife. Got talked into a Bob Marley by the beach bartender. For the first time in my life I can truly use the term "hideous" to describe a mixed drink. Sorry folks, but this was vile beyond words!!!

By Mike Swept Away on December 19th, 2009 at 09:47:50

We just came back from Jamaica CSA and had many of these. Tastes like you just brushed your teeth. ahhhh.

By val g on October 3rd, 2009 at 15:38:12

had a few of these on our holday in Jamaica this year and all I can say is wow! Bartenders were experts at making these in minutes.Now we're off to try and make our own!!!

By Damian on September 17th, 2009 at 06:28:43

Had this in couples Jamaica, i'm Irish and used to hardcore drinks, but this one knocked my lights out after three of them.

By Amanda on August 11th, 2009 at 12:44:41

There is no red in the jamaican flag, but red is a colour which is associated with jamaica due to bob marley, as he claimed it represented the blood of the people (all the other colours are supposed 2 represent different stuff but i cant remember what).
there are loads of variations of this drink, but ive seen it where you do grenadine 1st, then rly slowly banana liqueur and then rly slowly creme de menthe... Takes a lot of precision... Took 1 bartender 15 minutes 2 make me 1 once...

By Sampson on April 14th, 2009 at 18:57:13

Just came back from Jamaica on spring break. All the bartenders poured the grenadine first normal, then the creme de menthe slowly using the side of the shot glass. then, they took a spoon and poured the 151/overproof/banana slowly on the spoon, so it would trickle lightly on top of the layers.

By Katie on January 25th, 2009 at 20:22:21

The colors don't represent the Jamaican flag... they represent the rastafarian colors.

By Kitten and Puppy on November 20th, 2008 at 11:07:01

There is no red in the Jamaican flag

By Coco bean on July 25th, 2008 at 16:56:16

I had one of these when I was down in Ecuador... except it was made with Puro (a liquor made from sugar cane.. about the same as 151 proof). That is one hard core shot! Tons of fun to do though!!

By drea on July 25th, 2008 at 16:42:10

How do you separate the the colors in the drink? When I tied it the color was like muddy water but it did taste good.

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: this recipe

Calories 196 (819 kJ)
from alcohol 75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbs. 26g 9%
Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 20g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 7.9mg 0%
Potassium 8.7mg 0%
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin C 0 mg 0%
Calcium 2 mg 0%
Iron 0 mg 0%
Vitamin D 0 IU 0%
Folate 0 µ 0%
: Nutritional information disclaimer

*: Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your diet needs.

‡: Does not include Creme de Menthe, green

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