Friday, March 16, 2012

Bailey's Banana Colada

For the past few months my bestie has been going on and on about some cocktail that she and her hubs had on their way to Montauk last summer.  Finally, as we all gathered last weekend for some food and merriment, we decided to try to recreate it.  We didn't have a recipe but we did have a blender and all the likely suspects for ingredients.  The problem was that as we kept tweaking and pouring and tasting, we kinda lost track of what we'd added.  So by the time we thought we had it right, we were all too drunk to remember the ingredients.  Haha...what a bunch of wacky kids we are...except for the fact that we're all over 40!

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!

Per serving:
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.

23 comments:

  1. Oh yum! What an inspired combination! Baileys and Banana!

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  2. OhMyGosh! This looks so good!
    Thanks for joining the party :)
    (did you add the url to this post b/c for some reason I can't click on your submission?)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Shelley. I'm not sure what went wrong but I redid it and I think it works now.

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  3. Brilliant idea. What a great St. Paddy's cocktail. Have a great weekend!

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  4. That is such a cool twist! Pineapples are too old ;)
    Banana is where it is at!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. Mmm! I bet this is delicious! The banana and bailey's is prob an amazing combo! This sounds incredible - prob the best St Patty's cocktail I've seen!

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  6. I am the bestie that you and your beau were drinking with. And while I will admit that we had a few too many, I do not admit to being 40 something. I am 30 something. You are 40 something.

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    1. I recommend you stay away from open windows, dearie. I hear there's lightning on the way!

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  7. Sounds like a really delicious cocktail!

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  8. I liked that you used fresh banana I bet it taste way better. :)

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  9. What a fantastic combo! Thanks so much for visiting and your lovely comment. Have a great weekend dear!

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  10. Mmmmmm....this sounds amazing!!! And I had giggle at your story about trying to recreate this drink!

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  11. What a cool twist! Thanks for linking up :)

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  12. Lovely flavor blend here with a tropical twist-yum. Taste testing bar drinks can get you a little tipsy-especially if there is a lot of tweaking-ha!

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  13. Mmmmmm. Anita, you need to come visit me and make me a few dozen of this drink. Since the stroke I can't walk for crap anyway... at least this I'd have a valid excuse and be the only one who didn't seem drunk heheheh

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  14. Oh Anita! This is such a fabulous idea. :)

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  15. Thanks so much for your sweet words!

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  16. Anita! This looks like such an amazing cocktail! I would not have thought to pair banana with Bailey's ...but I can see how that would work! Looks delish! : )

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  17. I drank more this past weekend than I have in a long time. I was going to take quite a break but after this recipe. One more cannot hurt. Looks delicious!

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  18. I never thought to put banana flavor into my Bailey's, brilliant! I've got to try this out sometime, definitely looks like something I'd order. Thanks for sharing Anita, have a good one!

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  19. Yum! I could drink this everyday! Found a Melon Colada recipe which is equally delicious. Highly recommended if you loved this.

    http://www.foodbuzz.com/recipes/5179996-amarula-melon-colada

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  20. This is classy and looks yummy! I want to try this one out! Also tried recipes at www.gourmandia.com and www.gourmetrecipe.com and for cakes at www.everything-cake.com

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