Are you a fan of tropical drinks when you like to go out drinking? Are you one to go on a Caribbean cruise or to enjoy a nice trip to the beach? Well, what type of drink is your choice drink to sip on when doing this? We have a drink for you: a Banana Rum Drink! A banana rum cocktail is a refreshingly sweet and tropical drink that is similar to a piña colada, but is for those who love the sweet flavor of banana more than the tangy flavor of pineapple.
The following are a few different recipes/mixes for banana rum drinks to have the ultimate cocktail experience while you are lounging out on the beach or even entertaining guests at a tropical themed party. Honestly, this is the perfect drink even if you are just lounging and watching tv; it is just that sweet and delicious and the perfectly refreshing combo! The following is a list of some different recipes/ideas for banana rum drinks, so you can order or craft the perfect banana rum cocktail:
1. Frozen Banana Daiquiri
Everyone loves a good daiquiri, especially a frozen one, but make this a banana daiquiri and it is absolutely delicious! This is the perfect frozen treat for when you are lounging out in the sun and it a gorgeous hot day on the beach. Not only will it help you cool down while you are tanning or under your umbrella, but it tastes delicious and will bring a little fun to your time relaxing on the beach.
How you make it:
- 1 banana
- 1 ½ ounce lime juice
- 1 teaspoon of pure cane sugar
- 1 ½-3 ounces of light rum (depending on how hard you want to party and how strong you want it to taste 😉 )
- ½ ounce triple sec
- 1 cup crushed ice
You take (1) whole banana, (1) cup of crushed ice, (1.5) ounces of lime juice, (1.5-3) oz of a light rum of your choice, (.5) ounces of triple sec and (1) teaspoon of sugar. You put all of those ingredients together in a blender until they are fully blended. An optional garnish is a cherry or a sugar dusted rim if you want to make it fancy.
2. Classic Banana Rum Punch
Everyone loves a rum punch, those are always a classic go to at a party or kickback. But, if you are a lover of bananas like we are and want to put a yummy twist on this classic, then you should try making the classic Banana Rum Punch! This is perfect for that housewarming party you may be having, or for even a frat party!
Here is how you make it (below is 1 serving) multiply by how many servings you want to have for your party:
- 1/3 cup of banana flavored rum
- ½ ounce of crème de banana
- 2/3 cup of orange juice
- 1 tablespoon of lime juice
- 1 teaspoon of grenadine syrup
Get a punch bowl and pour all of the ingredients in. Serve with a ladel and voila you have made your banana rum punch.
3. Spiced Bananas and Cream Cocktail
Are you having a night in with your friends or just want to have a desert with a spicy yummy drink on a evening. If one of these scenarios is the case, or you just like how the next drink sounds, then this drink is for you! The spiced bananas and cream cocktail is a delicious drink that will help you get your party on and have a desert all at the same time! What is better than getting drunk off a dessert? The answer is definitely nothing, so this drink is highly recommended to try.
Here is how you make it (below is 2 servings) multiply by how many servings you want to have for you and your friends:
- 2 bananas, moderately ripe. (peeled and sliced up into 1 inch pieces)
- 1 cup of spiced rum
- ¼ cup of crème de banana (or alternativel ¼ cup of crème de coconut)
- 2 cups of vanilla bean ice cream
- Pinch of cinnamon to garnish
You take the (2) bananas and peel them. Then you slice them up into pieces that are even and about 1 inch each. You put the slices into the blender. Then you pour the (1) cup of spiced rum, the ¼ cup of crème de banana (or crème de coconut for a more tropical flavor) into the blender. Lastly you scoop out 2 cups of vanilla bean ice cream and you put those into the blender. You blend it all together until the cocktail is consistently smooth (it still tastes great less blended if you prefer but we prefer ours to be more creamy). Serve in a nice chilled glass and you can sprinkle some cinnamon on top as a garnish.
There you have it! The above three drinks are highly recommended by us because they are seriously delicious for rum lovers, banana lovers, and drink lovers alike! The drinks on our list above are three different banana rum drinks for different occasions, but you can honestly drink whichever one you choose wherever you would like! We all know bananas and alcohol pair well together in general, so we support drinking these drinks in any manner that you choose. Whether you are making it yourself, or ordering it from a bar on the beach, these drinks are all equally delicious. If you are a banana lover you definitely need to give each of these a try, as they are very distinctly banana flavored and banana pairs very nicely with rum. Whether bananas are mixed in with rum or you are using banana flavored rum, banana rum drinks are a must try. If you have never have one, you should work your way through the list as well, because banana and rum are a classic pairing. So, go ahead and try out these recipes! And let us know what you think about them, we love to hear how delicious they are!