Banana and Rum Cocktail Recipe
A 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.
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
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.