Make this fun and fruity Bananas Foster Daiquiri, complete with sticky bananas foster sauce, for a twist on your typical dessert.
I’m really not a dessert person, but I love Bananas Foster. The caramelized sugar and butter mixed with warm banana is heavenly. The thing is, I don’t really want to eat it as a dessert. I’d much rather blend it into a cocktail.
Bananas Foster is made by flambéing butter, sugar, cinnamon and rum together in a skillet. Setting the rum alight in the pan allows it to quickly caramelize the sauce, which leads to your whole house smelling divine.
Usually you’d then add bananas and heat them through, and serve the bananas with the sauce poured over the top.
This cocktail incorporates that tasty caramelized sauce with a blended banana rum drink. How could it get any better?
What is a Daiquiri
A daiquiri is a classic tropical cocktail that uses rum as the liquor, and includes a fruit, citrus, and sugar. It can be served on the rocks or blended.
This cocktail is a blended drink, so ice is added and all the ingredients are blended together in a blender.
How to Make a Blended Bananas Foster Daiquiri
First you need to make the Bananas Foster sauce. You’ll need a small skillet. Melt the butter in the skillet over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, rum, vanilla and cinnamon. Whisk until the sugar is fully dissolved.
This is the stage where you light the rum on fire, to flambe it. You do not have to perform this step. To be honest, the sauce is just as good without it. You just need to allow the rum to cook off and let the sauce get nice and bubbly.
If you do choose to light the rum, be very careful. Stand back, and be prepared to put the flame out if it goes awry. Proper caution!
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Once the sauce is bubbly and caramelized, remove it from the heat and let it cool. The bananas in the sauce are going to be used as a garnish, so remove those from the sauce and set them aside.
Add half the sauce, the rum, banana, and ice to the blender. Blend it until smooth.
For glassware, I use low ball glasses. You can use any glass you want, but the taller they are, the less filled up they’ll be.
Drizzle the remaining sauce on the inside of the glasses. Then pour in the cocktail and garnish with the banana slices, either directly in the drink, or on a toothpick.
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This Blended Bananas Foster Daiquiri is pure dessert in a glass.
For the Bananas Foster sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp rum
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 banana, sliced and divided
For the cocktail
- 1/2 the bananas foster sauce
- 3 oz white or coconut rum
- 2 cups crushed ice
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, rum, vanilla and cinnamon. Whisk until sugar is fully dissolved. Light the skillet with a flame to flambe the sauce (optional).
Add 8 slices of banana to the skillet. Allow the sauce to bubble for about 5 minutes until caramelized. Remove from heat and cool. Extract the banana slices from the sauce. These will be used for the garnish, so thread them onto a toothpick and set aside.
To make the cocktail, mix the rum, 1/2 the bananas foster sauce, the remaining banana and ice to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Prepare the glasses by pouring the remaining banana fosters sauce onto the inside wall of the glasses. Pour in the blended cocktail. Garnish with the skewer of bananas.
It is not necessary to flambe the sauce.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 440mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 4gSugar: 54gProtein: 3g
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Laura is the founder and editor of the travel blogs Savored Sips and Savored Journeys. She is dedicated to sharing the best information about drinks found around the world.