Indulge in the taste of the tropics with our refreshing Banana Mama cocktail recipe. Experience a burst of tropical flavors in every sip!
Are you in need of a tropical getaway but can't hop on a plane? Look no further! Introducing the Banana Mama, the ultimate cocktail recipe that will transport you straight to paradise. Bursting with the flavors of ripe bananas and exotic fruits, this delightful concoction is guaranteed to make you feel like you're lounging on a white sandy beach with crystal-clear turquoise waters.
So grab your blender and get ready to embark on a flavor-packed adventure with this irresistible tropical delight. Whether you're hosting a summer party or simply craving an escape from reality, the frozen Bahama mama drink with banana is here to bring a taste of the tropics right into your own home. We love to share a couple of vacation drinks after a long day.
White Rum - You can use white rum like Bacardi or a dark rum. Whichever you prefer is fine.
Pineapple Juice - We prefer using pineapple juice but orange juice is another great choice.
Grenadine - Grenadine is a sweet cherry flavored mixer. A splash of grenadine gives the banana cocktail a pink color.
Fresh Banana - Using fresh ripe bananas is a must in this drink.
Ice Cubes - This is a frozen drink so you will need to blend it with ice.
How to Make a Banana Mama Cocktail
Step One: Put all the juices, banana, and ice in a high powered blender.
Step Two: Add rum as desired. You can omit the rum entirely and make this a virgin mocktail if you want.
Step Three: Blend until smooth. Make sure there are no chunks remaining.
Step Four: Pour into a large goblet or hurricane glass. Garnish as desired.
Juices - Change up the juice used. You can swap in mango juice, guava juice, coconut milk, or passion fruit juice to play around with the flavor of this rum-forward cocktail.
Shaken - If you are adding fresh banana you do have to blend this. But if you prefer your cocktails over crushed ice or just chilled you can use banana liquer instead. Just add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and pour over additional ice in a rocks glass or strain into a martini glass.
Garnish - We garnished with whipped cream and a banana slice but you can garnish this however you like. Whipped cream plus a maraschino cherry is another popular option. Those cute little paper umbrellas are a perfect way to jazz it up. Or add a wedge of fresh pineapple.
Mocktail - To make this a virgin drink replace the rum with water or additional juice and add a dash of coconut extract.
What is the difference between a bahama mama and a banana mama?
A Bahama Mama and a Banana Mama are alcoholic cocktails with tropical flavor that share some similarities but also have distinct differences. Both drinks incorporate fruity flavors and are typically enjoyed in beachy, vacation-like settings. However, the main distinction lies in their key ingredients.
A Bahama Mama recipe typically includes rum (usually dark or spiced), coconut rum, grenadine syrup, orange juice, pineapple juice, and sometimes a splash of lemon juice or lime juice. It is a classic cocktail originating from the Bahamas.
A Banana Mama has banana added to it. The addition of a banana changes the flavor quite a bit.
- 1 oz rum
- 1 oz coconut rum
- ¾ oz grenadine
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- ½ banana
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
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