Our Banana Daiquiri is the quickest way to transport your senses to island mode without ever leaving home. Throw a couple ripe bananas, coconut rum, lime juice, orange liqueur, sugar, and ice into the blender and you’ll be just 30 seconds away from the season’s brightest tropical sipper. We tested the recipe with Bacardi Coconut, but feel free to use regular white rum if you’re not a coconut fan. If the islands are calling but so is your 9-to-5, this refreshing drink will be the perfect solution. Give it some flair by topping each hurricane glass with a couple maraschino cherries and a lime peel twist—little paper umbrella, optional. This recipe mixes up two cocktails per batch, so just double or triple as needed. One thing to know: Our banana daiquiris won’t keep, which means it needs to be made immediately before serving. Go grab your blender and a bit of ice because you’re going to want to mix this tasty treat up stat.
2 cups crushed ice
2 medium-size (5 1/2 oz. each) ripe bananas, broken into pieces
6 tablespoons (3 oz.) coconut rum
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 large limes)
2 tablespoons (1 oz.) orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Maraschino cherries and lime peel twists
How to Make It
Process ice, bananas, rum, lime juice, orange liqueur, and sugar in a blender until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour evenly into 2 hurricane glasses. Garnish with cherries and lime twists. Serve immediately.