Today's post is all about banana rum cocktail recipes. Who's ready to have a cocktail that's bursting with tropical flavor? I certainly am!
Sometimes you have to spice up your cocktail game! And banana rum is the perfect way to do so! Get ready for some deep, delicious banana flavor to excite your palate.
Before we get into the banana rum cocktails, we need to get to know a few banana rums. What's a cocktail without a good base to work with! Choosing the right spirits for the job is the hardest part of making a cocktail. So, let's get the hard part out of the way. Here are a few banana rums to choose from when making your banana rum cocktails.
Cruzan Banana Rum
Cruzan Banana Rum is a balanced flavored rum that's as fresh as it is sweet. It's great for making delicious banana-flavored cocktails that give you a tropical island feel.
Back in 1760, the land that now holds the Cruzan Distillery was a sugar mill. It was in 1934 that the people of St. Croix decided to make the island known for the rum. And so, the distilling began. The Cruzan Distillery now makes a collection of different rums, including core, premium, and flavored rums.
Malibu Banana Flavored Rum
Malibu is that the brand that pops into your head when you think of anything tropical! Even the packaging is tropical!
The Malibu story started over 40 years ago, in 1978, when a prominent entrepreneur in the spirits industry tried Coco Rico, a coconut rum cocktail, for the first time. Coco Rico is part of the Malibu brand now, and the collection of spirits under the Malibu brand has expanded tremendously. So much so that Malibu is one of the leaders in the flavored spirit world.
One of those flavors happens to be the Malibu Banana Flavored Rum. Malibu Banana Flavored Rum is everything you want a flavored rum to be, fragrant and fruity with a distinctively smooth finish! And it makes deliciously balanced cocktails! It's one of many in the Malibu family!
Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum
Next, we have Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum. Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum is what you get when you take white rum and caramelized bananas. It comes with a mixture of notes, including vanilla, caramel, and granola. It's an explosion of flavors that ends with a hint of toasted coconut.
But that's not the only banana rum that Blue Chair Bay offers. If you're looking for a banana rum cream, Blue Chair Bay has you covered. Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum Cream is an approachable option that's warm and creamy with notes of vanilla, caramel, and baking spices. The toasted coconut finish makes another appearance in the banana rum cream option.
Some of you may be familiar with Kenny Chesney. The famous country music singer is the owner of Blue Chair Bay. The inspiration behind the name of the brand is Chesney's song "Old Blue Chair." Give it a listen.
Banana Rum Cocktail Recipe Time
That's enough about the rums. Let's get into the cocktails! There's something about the flavor of bananas. And I'm not just talking about rum. Banana Laffy Taffy is the best Laffy Taffy flavor. Hands down.
Okay, great! We're all on the same page about the banana flavor being the best! Now, let's get into some cocktails that will leave you and your guests speechless and asking for seconds!
Who's ready for some banana rum cocktail recipes?
Banana Rum Punch
For our first banana rum cocktail recipe, you'll need to get your pitcher out. If you're having a bunch of guests over, this is perfect. For a pitcher of Banana Rum Punch, you'll need the following:
- 8 oz banana rum
- 16 oz pineapple juice
- 16 oz orange juice
- 16 oz ginger ale
- 1 oz of grenadine or simple syrup
- Some orange slices
- Some maraschino cherries
Start by getting your pitcher out. In your pitcher, add your pineapple juice, orange juice, ginger ale, banana rum, and grenadine. Refrigerate for at least an hour or until ready to serve. When you're ready to serve, throw some orange slices and maraschino cherries into the pitcher to spice things up. Pour over ice and serve! Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry. Enjoy with your guests!
Let's take a Piña Colada but make it bananas! For a delicious and refreshing Banana Colada, you'll need the following:
- 2 oz banana rum
- 2 oz cream of coconut
- 4 oz pineapple juice
- 1 small banana
- 2 pineapple chunks
- 1 pineapple wedge
- 1 maraschino cherry
Start by getting your blender out. In your blender, add a handful of ice, banana rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, a small banana, and a couple of pineapple chunks. Blend until everything is well combined. Pour into your serving glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry. If you want to serve your Banana Colada the way you would a Piña Colada, serve your cocktail in a poco grande glass.
A few side notes: The banana and pineapple chunks are only included to add some texture to your blended drink. They add some freshness to your cocktail, but if you don't have them, don't be scared to exclude them. Your Banana Colada will taste delicious regardless.
Also, if you love the taste of coconut rum, you can add a splash to your Banana Colada to give it that coconut edge! This cocktail is super flexible!
Time for a Daiquiri that's gone bananas! There are two ways to go about this Daiquiri recipe. Either way, you can't go wrong! You'll need the following:
- 1.5 oz banana rum
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 banana (optional if blending)
- 1 lime wedge or lime twist
- Start with chilling your cocktail glass. If you want to go about this the traditional way, get your cocktail shaker out. In your shaker, add your banana rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and a handful of ice. Shake until your mix is well chilled. Strain into your prepared cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wedge or lime twist! Serve and enjoy!
- The second way to prepare a Banana Daiquiri is by blending it. In your blender, add your banana rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, half a banana, and a handful of ice. Blend until smooth and you've reached the consistency you want. Pour into your cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wedge or lime twist. Serve and enjoy!
Banana Rum Old Fashioned
There's something so appealing about taking a classic cocktail and shaking things up. Today's classic cocktail makeover takes an Old Fashioned and makes it a banana lover's dream.
Start by pouring your banana rum, dark rum, simple syrup, bitters, and a handful of ice cubes into a mixing glass. If you don't have any chocolate bitters, you can use a few dashes of Angostura bitters. Or you can add both. It's up to you and your palate. Stir well until your drink is nicely chilled. If you have a ice sphere or giant ice cube, this would be the right time to use it. Add your big block of ice into your serving glass. Strain into your glass. Garnish with a banana chip if you have it. Serve and enjoy!
And that's how you give the classic cocktail a modern, tropical twist!
Peanut Butter & Banana Shot
Sometimes you don't want a cocktail. You just want a shot. Here's where the Peanut Butter and Banana Shot comes in. It's a dynamic duo! Here's what you need for this quick and easy recipe:
Start with a good old shot glass. Pour in 1 part banana rum cream and 1 part peanut butter whiskey. It's that easy! A PB&B Shot! Drink and enjoy!
Cinnamon Roll Shot
Here's a trend that went viral recently that I had to share. Like the Peanut Butter & Banana Shot, this shot only requires two ingredients! Here's what you'll need:
- 1 part banana rum cream
- 1 part Fireball
This is going to feel like déjà vu. Start with a shot glass. Pour in 1 part banana rum cream and 1 part Rumchata. That's all there is to it! Rumor has it that it tastes like a cinnamon roll! See for yourself!
- 2 oz banana rum
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz orange juice
- 1/2 oz passion fruit juice
- 1/2 oz grenadine
- 1/2 oz simple syrup (adjust to taste)
In a cocktail shaker, add your banana rum, lime juice, orange juice, passionfruit juice, grenadine, simple syrup, and a handful of ice. Shake, shake, shake! When well-chilled, pour into a tall glass over ice.
And finally, we have a Dirty Banana recipe. Here's what you'll need for this delicious, creamy cocktail:
Grab your blender and add your banana rum cream, dark rum, coffee liqueur, milk, frozen banana, and a handful of ice. You can use non-dairy milk if you wish! Blend until you have a smooth consistency! Serve in a chilled glass, and enjoy!
Tropical Fishbowl - Banana Rum Edition
A tropical fishbowl usually calls for peach schnapps and many other things. But this fishbowl is the banana rum edition! So get your fishbowl out or anything that resembles one for this tropical adventure! Here's what you'll need for the banana edition of a Tropical Fishbowl:
- 1 part banana rum
- 1 part coconut rum
- 2 parts tropical juice
- 2 limes
- Splash of grenadine (optional)
The instructions for this one are pretty simple! Get your fishbowl out! If you're not serving your cocktails in a fishbowl, use whatever glasses you want and adjust the recipe.
In your tropical fishbowl, add some ice, 1 part banana rum, 1 part coconut rum, 2 parts tropical juice of your choosing, and the juice of your limes. If you want an awesome-looking gradient effect, add a splash of grenadine! Throw in some fruit wedges. Pineapple wedges and orange wedges work great. Stir! Throw in a fun straw! Serve and enjoy!
Tropical juice is any juice with tropical fruits, including pineapple, coconut, mango, passionfruit, banana, orange, peach, and guava. Anything you can get your hands on will work if it's along those lines.
Best Mixers For Banana Rum
Sometimes you don't want to do the whole cocktail thing, and that's okay! So let's talk about some of the best mixers for your banana rum!
Let's start with some juices. Lots of juices work great with a banana rum base. Orange juice is great! Pineapple juice makes this extratropical. All of the tropical juices will mingle really well with the banana rum! You can even try mango juice or strawberry juice.
There are several other options if you don't have any juice on hand. Coconut water and banana rum make for a super refreshing mix. Ginger ale also works really well with the banana flavor goodness.
Here are some other mixer options if you want to steer away from the refreshing cocktail and move towards something more decadent and deep. We all know peanut butter works great with bananas, so you can get creative and make a peanut butter and banana rum smoothie. If you're looking for something easier, mix your banana rum with some iced coffee and cream!
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