There are so many different types of liqueurs and ingredients for mixology that it can be hard to keep up with them. As a result, some genuinely fantastical elements get overlooked. Banana Liqueur is one of those ingredients that you may not know about but can make all the difference in a cocktail.
You make banana liqueur from banana essence and other flavorings, usually with alcohol. Its flavor profile typically includes banana, of course, but also notes of caramel and vanilla.
Banana liqueur cocktails are a great way to show off bananas’ versatility. You can make banana cocktails with any alcohol, from vodka to whiskey, and even use it in non-alcoholic mocktails.
Keep reading to learn about some of the best banana liqueur cocktails.
Frozen Banana Daiquiri
A daiquiri is a classic cocktail perfect for sipping on while relaxing on the beach. This banana-infused version is delicious and just a bit unexpected. You will need banana liqueur, rum, banana puree, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice. Once you try a banana daiquiri, you may have difficulty returning to traditional ones!
People avoid bananas with brown spots unless they drink a dirty banana! This banana liqueur cocktail uses banana, heavy cream, and chocolate flavors to create a delicious beverage. You will need banana liqueur, heavy cream, and creme de cacao.
This recipe is similar to the frozen banana daiquiri. However, this version skips the ice to make it much smoother. This recipe is perfect for banana fans, combining banana liqueur, banana puree, some rum, and lime juice to create a delicious drink.
Banana Bread Flip
Everyone loves banana bread. You probably didn't know you loved banana bread in cocktail form, but it's real! This banana liqueur recipe combines banana, chocolate bitters, butter, your choice of bourbon, and nutmeg for a unique banana cocktail experience. This cocktail is more complex, but I promise the effort is worth it.
Bananas Foster Martini
Bananas Foster is a classic banana dessert with banana, any kind of rum, and brown sugar. This banana liqueur recipe combines all of these flavors in a cocktail form. This banana liqueur martini uses banana liqueur, banana puree, rum, and brown sugar syrup to create a fantastic cocktail that is perfect for dessert.
Banana and Amaretto cocktail
Fruit combinations are always a winner when it comes to cocktails. Bananas and cherries are one of those combinations. This banana liqueur cocktail amplifies the banana flavor with banana liqueur, amaretto, and cream. To top it off, a dusting of cinnamon takes this cocktail over the top.
Sweet seduction is an excellent combination of banana and coconut. You will need banana liqueur, rum, and pineapple juice. To add a creamy texture, you can add blended ice cubes. The banana liqueur gives it a banana aroma that will make your tastebuds sing.
Banana Split Cocktail
A banana split is a favorite of many kids growing up. You can enjoy this same dessert as an adult with the banana split cocktail. This banana liqueur cocktail combines banana liqueur, Kahlua, cream, and pineapple juice to create a cocktail that tastes almost exactly like the ice cream dessert.
Anvil's Banana Boulevardier
This banana liqueur cocktail blends banana and whiskey flavors. The banana flavor is created with banana liqueur, while the whiskey produces a smoky flavor. This banana liqueur cocktail also contains Campari and sweet vermouth for a unique flavor experience.
Banana Rye Tai
Another combination of any whiskey and banana, the banana rye Tai adds some citrus juice and almond syrup to create a banana-flavored whiskey cocktail with just the right amount of sweetness.
Pineapple Rum Runner Cocktail
A pineapple rum runner is everything you want in a tropical drink. It combines banana, pineapple, and rum flavors to create a delicious tropical taste.
Cardamom & Banana Vieux Carre
A cardamom and banana Vieux Carre is a unique combination of spices and fruit that produces a savory cocktail unlike any other. This banana liqueur recipe combines the banana flavors with cardamom-infused rum, sweet vermouth, and cognac to make a complex cocktail.
Banana Cream Pie
This banana liqueur recipe is for banana cream pie fans. It combines banana, cream, and vanilla flavors to create a creamy banana-flavored cocktail. This banana liqueur cocktail requires banana liqueur, rumchata, and caramel syrup for a truly delicious drink.
This banana liqueur recipe is perfect for banana fans. The banana 'Nana cocktail combines bananas with some of the classic flavors of a banana daiquiri. This banana liqueur cocktail uses banana, peach, and pineapple juice for a slightly alcoholic fruit juice cocktail.
Peanut Butter Banana Julep
The banana and peanut butter combination is a classic flavor profile. This banana liqueur cocktail combines banana liqueur, dark rum, and peanut butter for a delightful banana flavor. To top it off, this banana liqueur recipe also adds mint leaves to give it a refreshing taste.
You can add a unique banana twist to any cocktail recipe with banana liqueur cocktails. Whether a classic banana daiquiri or banana split cocktail, banana liqueur can take your cocktails to the next level.
With these great recipes, you should never have trouble finding a banana liqueur cocktail to suit your tastes. What is your favorite banana liqueur cocktail? Let us know in the comments below.
15 Banana Liqueur Cocktail Recipes
- Frozen Banana Daiquiri
- Dirty Banana
- Banana Daiquiri
- Banana Bread Flip
- Bananas Foster Martini
- Banana and Amaretto cocktail
- Sweet Seduction
- Banana Split Cocktail
- Anvil's Banana Boulevardier
- Banana Rye Tai
- Pineapple Rum Runner Cocktail
- Cardamom & Banana Vieux Carre
- Banana Cream Pie
- Banana' Nana
- Peanut Butter Banana Julep
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