Sunday, October 25

Banana and Rum Cocktail Recipe

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Have you ever heard of banana and rum based cocktails?  I bet you rarely come by a combination as this banana split alcohol drink.  Oranges and lemons, yes.   Bananas, scarcely so.  One would think that bananas are meant to go into fritters and smoothies alone until you taste this white rum cocktail recipe.

Well, here’s proof of the success of my step-by-step recipe of a Banana Split Cocktail.

Banana and Rum Cocktail Recipe

groovy banana split cocktail, which will surprise you into looking at a banana in a different light. White rum drinks are often paired with citrus fruits but not this banana split cocktail recipe which is a thickish blend of tropical sweetness and tang.
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktail
Servings 1 person


  • Wide-mouthed glass
  • Bar blender


Ingredients for Banana and Rum Cocktail

  • 30 ml white rum (I used Bacardi)
  • 2 golden bananas (not overly ripe)
  • 2 tsp sugar syrup (see sugar syrup recipe below)
  • 5-6 cubes ice (partially crushed)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice

Sugar Syrup Ingredients ofr Banana and Rum Cocktail

  • 6 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup water


Steps for Making Banana and Rum Cocktail

  • Pour a shot of white rum into a cocktail glass, a wide-mouthed one preferably.
  • Chop the bananas roughly and drop them into a blender (preferably a bar blender), adding partially crushed ice.
    (There is just the right amount of whirr that you must add to the blending act. A purring type of a whirr, in the beginning, followed by a more aggressive burr).
    (Try practising the blending part a couple of times before the finale. Don't let the blending make you go bananas!)
  • Make sugar syrup as described in the steps below. Ensure that it is cooled before adding it to the blender ingredients.
  • When well-blended, add the cooled "sugar syrup" and blend the mixture again. 
  • Strain into the glass; don;t let the ice cubes drop into the glass.
  • Garnish with whatever takes your fancy, lemon rings or mint or cherries or even a slit banana will do the trick.

How to make Sugar Syrup for Banana and Rum Cocktail

  • Boil 6 teaspoons of sugar in a cup of water, till it reduces to one-fourth of its quantity.
  • Cool the sugar syrup before adding it to the blender ingredients.

How does the banana split cocktail taste?  Quite a thickish blend, sweet with a hint of tanginess.  It’s groovy, one that will surprise the ladies into looking at a banana in a new light.  You’d go bananas over this banana split cocktail recipe.


About Author

Carmelita is an Economics major and is employed with a private sector bank. She holds a diploma in journalism, but that's not the reason for her creative writing skills exhibited in a few freelancing feature writing assignments with a leading daily and also her blog. Her blog falls under the Top 25 of the Best Mumbai Blogs to Follow, by ranking. She has an eye for offbeat travel, having visited seven continents and seeing more than what meets the average eye. Though not a cook per se, her tips on smart cooking are a thing to reckon in her food and cocktail recipes. As if this is not enough, she dabbles now and then in studio singing assignments which have gained her a sizeable fan following. That she is an avid reader is but natural, with a bent for literary classics which in turn have lent its influence in her blog writing panache.


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