The Spiked Banana

The Spiked Banana

The Spiked Banana

I was perusing my liquor cabinet in search of inspiration the other day.  I felt like I had been concocting too many similar-tasting cocktails and I wanted to mix things up a little.  I spied a bottle of vanilla rum in the back corner and thought about what would pair up nicely with it when I caught sight of a bottle of banana liqueur.  Vanilla, bananas….naturally the only thing left to add had to be RumChata!  The three spirits just struck me as a tempting medley, and after preparing the Spiked Banana, (and I was sipping on it as I wrote this post), I think I discovered a terrific flavor combination.  Kind of like a cinnamon-y banana milkshake, but with booze.  I added just a smidgen of half and half for extra creaminess.  Yes, it’s probably a gazillion calories, but it’s also a nice change from all the tart citrus-y libations I’ve been coming up with lately.  And if you drink it after dinner, it’s technically dessert, and everyone is entitled to dessert a few times a week.  So as the wife told her husband in the old Alka Seltzer commercial years ago, “Try it, you’ll like it!”  I really think you will.

The Spiked Banana

Try It, You'll Like It!

Try It, You’ll Like It!

2 ounces RumChata

1 ounce vanilla rum

1 ounce banana liqueur

Splash of half and half if desired 

Pour all ingredients into a glass filled with ice and enjoy!!  I know I did.

 

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