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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.