It may be October here, there and everywhere; with most of the country experiencing soup weather…
But we were in the 90’s today.
Which called for a cold drink.
Not hot apple cider or pumpkin spice lattes that the rest of you are sipping on all cuddled up on the couch with your Snuggie.
Ninety degree days require shorts, air conditioning and daiquiris.
This is defiantly not your sister’s strawberry daiquiri. This version combines that classic drink with a classic dessert, Bananas Foster.
So if you are still in need of a cool drink, even if it is October, then give this Bananas Foster Daiquiri a whorl!
(Haha! Get it? A whorl? Since it is processed in the blender? Ok, maybe I’m not as funny as I think!)
Note: I have made notes on the recipe to make this beverage non-alcoholic, if that is how you prefer your ‘cold beverages.’ But fear not, the rum extract adds a nice depth of flavor that does not have you missing the actual rum.
Bananas Foster Daiquiri
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Serves: 2
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1 cup ice cubes (about 8 cubes)
2 large frozen bananas, peeled, sliced
4 tablespoons spiced rum (or ½ teaspoon imitation rum extract*)
Stir sugar and water in small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and bring to boil. Boil 1 minute then remove from heat. Cool slightly.
Transfer syrup to blender. Add ice, bananas, rum, and lime juice; blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses.
*Note: If making this non-alcoholic, replace rum with rum extract and increase water to ½ cup.
Inspired by a recipe found on Epicurious