Bananas are not the most obvious or even commonplace addition to cocktails, but there are still plenty of recipes around. They make a delicious addition to anyone’s cocktail repertoire.
If you have been searching for some nice cocktails, you’ve come to the right place.
Banana goes well with most things as its own flavor is quite mild.
From martinis to daiquiris to almost dessert like drinks, we have found 20 top banana cocktails for you to enjoy.
Most are very easy to make and can be prepared in just a few minutes. Others are a bit more complex with some very intriguing ingredients.
1. Dirty Banana
For a cocktail that looks like a milkshake, the Dirty Banana packs a punch
On the alcohol side, this drink is a blend of dark rum, Kahlua, Jamaican rum and banana rum. For the milkshake side there is heavy cream, banana, and chocolate syrup.
So easy to make, all the ingredients are just blended together. Drizzle some chocolate syrup into the glass before pouring.
Top the cocktail with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. Serve with a straw.
This delicious cocktail is like having dessert in liquid form. It has all the trappings of a banana cream pie but in a cocktail.
First decorate your glass by dipping the rim in some caramel syrup and then in crushed vanilla wafer. Set aside for now.
Put ice, banana liqueur and RumChata in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into the prepared glass.
Garnish with some whipped cream and banana slices.
A perfect tropical drink for the summer, this take on a Pina Colada will be a big hit at your next Hawaiian themed party.
For a Banana Colada fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add coconut rum, melon liqueur, and creme de banane. Shake well to combine.
Pour into a glass and add the cream and pineapple juice. Stir to combine. Add more ice if needed.
Garnish with Maraschino cherries and serve.
With six ingredients and five minutes of your time you can create a Banana Daiquiri. This delicious cocktail will be a refreshing summer drink for hanging out with friends.
Put bananas, coconut milk, lime juice, rum and sugar in a blender with some ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a glass.
Garnish with a twist of lime and Maraschino cherries.
If you don’t like coconut, substitute it for Triple Sec for an orange twist to your cocktail.
This delicately named cocktail should not be confused with the item of clothing bearing the same name.
A Banana Hammock cocktail is a mixture of banana liqueur, white creme de cacao and milk.
It is an extremely smooth and refreshing drink, perfect for long summer evenings lazing on the porch or at the beach.
Simply add crushed ice to a glass, pour in the liqueur and creme de cacao. Add the milk to taste and stir.
One could be forgiven for thinking this is a dessert in a glass. It looks just like a banana split but with alcohol.
Simply put creme de cacao, vanilla vodka, and banana liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake until chilled.
Pour into a glass and garnish with some whipped cream drizzled with Hersey’s syrup.
Garnish with a cocktail pick layered with banana and strawberry slices and a Maraschino cherry.
This is a fruity cocktail perfect for beach days, and it is very easy to make.
Combine banana rum, pineapple rum, orange juice and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker and shake for 5-10 seconds.
Pour the cocktail into a glass filled with ice and top up with ginger ale. Pour a teaspoon of grenadine down the side of the glass to create an ombre effect.
Garnish with some orange and lemon slices.
Reminiscent of your childhood days chewing bazooka gum this cocktail is far from kids play.
You can either drink this cocktail blended and as a shot. Or, you can chill all the ingredients and then layer them in a glass.
First pour in a banana liqueur. Now rest the bowl of a spoon upside down across the top of the glass and slowly pour Baileys over it. This should make a layer.
Now pour a layer of Blue Curacao and drink immediately.
9. Kahlua Rumba
A delicious adult milkshake with a boozy kick to it, this cocktail sounds like a winner.
The Kahlua Rumba is a cool and refreshing drink. You can make a non-alcoholic version of this for your kids, so they don’t feel left out.
To make the grown up version mix Kahlua, vanilla ice cream, sliced banana, rum and milk in a blender with some ice. Pour into a tall glass.
Garnish with strawberry and serve.
This is a classy cocktail, and you will seriously impress your friends if you master this drink.
To make a Banana Old Fashioned, add banana syrup, bourbon and a couple of dashes of black walnut bitters. Add some ice and stir until chilled.
Strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube.
Garnish with a knotted vanilla pod which looks great. And you can also dip it into your Old Fashioned for a hint of vanilla as you are enjoying your cocktail.
The Banana Puddintini feels more dessert than drink. It has actual pudding mix in it! But it is still a serious cocktail.
To make this intriguing drink, combine cream, Pinnacle Whipped Vodka, banana vodka and banana pudding mix in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for 30 seconds.
Strain into a glass dipped in caramel syrup with and decorated with crushed vanilla wafer.
Top off with some whipped cream and a mini wafer.
A delicious twist on the margarita is this strawberry-banana smoothie, simply wonderful. And it uses real fruit rather than syrups.
First you need to chop the strawberries and bananas. Then freeze them for a couple of hours.
When you’re ready to make this cocktail, add the fruit, Tequila, Triple Sec, and lime juice to a blender with a cup of crushed ice.
Blend in short bursts to keep it thick but smooth. Pour into a frosted margarita glass and serve.
The Chocolate Banana Creme Martini is a wonderful substitute for dessert if you want to indulge yourself.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice two thirds of the way. Add vanilla vodka, Irish Cream, chocolate liqueur and banana liqueur.
Shake well to combine. Garnish the sides of a martini glass with chocolate syrup by tilting it sideways and squirting the syrup as you twist the glass.
Pour the mixture in and serve.
This unusually monikered cocktail derives its name from the tale of an old Irish legend about a female harbinger of doom. No such thing with this delicious banana cocktail.
In a cocktail shaker filled with some crushed add creme de cacao, creme de banane, fresh cream, and a dash of sugar syrup. Shake well to combine.
Sieve through the shaker’s strainer into a serving glass. Garnish with a slice of kiwi fruit and serve cold.
A chocolate lover’s dream come true this cocktail is almost sinfully good.
This is such a quick and easy drink to make, and you may not be able to stop at just one. Mix together banana liqueur, creme de cacao brown, chocolate syrup, chocolate ice cream and milk.
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into glass layering with chocolate syrup as you pour. Garnish with banana slices and serve.
If you like banoffee pie then you are going to love this banoffee pie cocktail. It is a dessert in a glass for spring or summertime.
Put the bananas in the blender, add the banana rum. Pour in the half and half. Then add the Dulce de Leche.
Blend all the ingredients together, adding ice if you wish.
Pour into a glass and top with some whipped cream. Garnish with crushed graham crackers and a slice of banana.
This is a wonderful blend of a dessert with a delightful Daiquiri cocktail.
To make the Banana Fosters sauce melt the butter in a skillet and add the rum, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. When bubbling remove from the heat to cool.
Put half of the sauce with the bananas, rum and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Drizzle the remaining sauce in the glasses and pour in the cocktail mixture.
Garnish with banana slices.
A wonderfully named and colorful cocktail the Frozen Rock Lobster cocktail is quite easy to make.
You need coconut rum, banana liqueur, grenadine, banana, orange and pineapple juice. Put them all in a blender with some ice. Blend until smooth.
Pour the mixture into a chilled highball glass. Float some dark rum on top of the cocktail by pouring it over the back of a spoon.
Serve with a wedge of pineapple as a garnish.
Bailey’s creates a deliciously creamy cocktail when blended with some fresh banana, coconut cream and dark rum.
In a blender put the Bailey’s Irish Cream, coconut cream, banana rum, dark rum, ice and a banana. Blend well until smooth.
Drizzle some chocolate syrup around the inside of a martini glass to garnish.
Pour the cocktail mixture into the center of the glass and allow to spread out, until it melds with the chocolate syrup.
Serve and enjoy!
An eloquently named summertime cocktail, the Banana Mango Tango will be on all your friends lips very soon.
This drink uses mango rum, pineapple juice, peeled mango and a large banana. As well as some Cruzan Black Strap rum.
Put the mango, banana, pineapple juice and mango rum in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into a prepared glass. Float the Cruzan Black Strap rum on top and garnish with banana slices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Bananas Good For Cocktails?
Bananas pair well with so many ingredients, such as chocolate, coconut, pineapple and strawberry.
For this reason, they work really well in cocktails. They also add bulk to the more smoothie type cocktails.
Can You Drink Banana Liqueur Straight?
While you can drink bananas liqueur straight or over ice if you want, it works better when blended with other ingredients in a cocktail.
What Is Banana Liqueur Made Of?
A banana liqueur is made from a neutral alcohol which has been flavored with an extract of banana. This is done through both infusion and distillation.