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How to Make A Banana Daiquiri

Rum, banana, lime and sugar

Tropical and sweet

With enough lime juice this disco drink can perfectly balanced and surprisingly tasty

The Daiquiri in its originally incarnation was served straight-up or over cubed ice and enjoyed throughout Cuba. It was here that a local bartender, Emilio Gonzalez, took the simple structure of rum, lime and sugar and blended it with crushed ice.

Adopted as a signature serve by a Havana bar called El Floridita, the frozen Daiquiri was made famous by head bartender Constantino Ribalagua Vert who was once described by Ernest Hemingway as the Cocktail King or El Rey de los Coteleros. The above recipe for a Banana Daiquiri comes from the present head bartender at El Floridita, Alejandro Bolivar.

Make it at home:

Prep Time: 10 minutes   |   Serves: 1   |   Skill: Medium

Ingredients
45ml light rum   |   30ml crème de banana liqueur   |   7.5ml fresh lime juice   |   5ml sugar syrup   |   4 slices ripe banana   |   Crushed ice to blend

Equipment
Blender   |   Martini glass

Method
1. Pour the rum, liqueur, sugar lime juice and 3 slices of banana into a blender
2. Add one scoop of crushed ice
3. Blend until the liquid is completely smooth
4. Pour into a Martini glass
5. Garnish with one slice of fresh banana