I may have to rethink my decidedly negative stance on bananas. Bananas seem confused. They have a sweet and gooey core surrounded by bland and dry starchiness. Commit, bananas. Commit! Do you want to be treated like a starchy vegetable or like a sweet fruit? Dang.
Plus, I find their sweetness kind of two-dimensional and a bit cloying. What fixes that is lime. What lime does for coconut, bringing out its subtleties and rounding out the sweetness, it also does for bananas.
I know this because I made a banana daiquiri yesterday that called for a fair amount of lime juice, and the banana flavor was just lovely, with the sweetness balanced by the tart pop of acid in the lime.
I found the banana daiquiri recipe on Drinksmixer, the repository of all sorts of bartendery knowledge, and modified it just slightly by adding a bit of orange juice and leaving off the cherry.
If you are a fan of bananas and just-sweet-enough creamy beverages, I think you’ll really like it. And if you are not a banana fan, why not give it a shot? It may just have you rethinking your banana stance as well.
- 2 ripe bananas
- 3 oz fresh lime juice
- 3 oz light rum
- 2 oz orange juice (I used Simply Orange. Fresh would be lovely here, too)
- 1 oz triple sec
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar (I used sugar in the raw)
- 2 cups crushed ice (although I used cubes and everything turned out just fine)
- Put all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until pureed and frothy and lovely.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy.
Enjoy, and thanks for spending some time with me today. Have a great day.