Friday, March 16, 2012
Bailey's Banana Colada
Anyway, several days later and finally sobered up, I decided to actually try to find the recipe online. That approach, while less fun, proved far more productive and I found a couple of variations. The drink my friends had was frozen but there is a creamy, non-frozen version that Brian and I rather liked. Most recipes call for banana liqueur but I didn't have any and I doubt the drink was any worse off as a result because it still had a good banana flavor.
So, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, here is our version of a delicious Irish Cream drink. Cheers!
1/2 Ripe banana
2 oz. Dark rum (spiced rum or coconut rum work well, too)
2 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon coconut milk *
2 Teaspoons pineapple juice
Blend all the ingredients in a blender or small chopper until smooth and the banana is incorporated. Pour into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well. Serve in a chilled daiquiri style glass.
* Most recipes call for pina colada mix but since such a small amount is needed, I used the ingredients that go into a mix which are coconut milk and pineapple juice. If you're using an actual pre-made mix, the quantity is 1 oz.