By Matt Collins
Do you fancy a drink of my Banana Hammock? No it is not what you think! We are actually taking about a banana hammock of a different kind, an alcoholic beverage that shares the same name.
If you love the banana and yes we mean the fruity kind, then these drinks are going to tantalize your taste buds. The drinks are perfect for those hot summer days when you just want to chill out and relax with your partner or friends. We have searched all over the internet for you to bring you the most popular banana hammock drink out there.
The Banana Hammock Drink is a rum drinkers delight. Even though the recipes below specify a certain brand of rum or liqueur, you can substitute any similar brand that is available to you and come up with your own personal version.
We have found 5 of the best banana hammock drinks for you and here they are:
Banana Hammock Drink Number One
Our first banana hammock drink is from Jacopo at JacopoFalleni.com
Photo Credit: JacopoFalleni.com
Jacopo Falleni is one of the best Italian mixologists who has created the ultimate banana hammock cocktail. He created this drink out of his love of wearing the banana hammock speedo back in his home country. If you love ice cream and thick milkshakes then this drink is going to please you. Here is Jacopo’s amazing drink:
1 1/2 oz (44 ml) of Monkey Rum Coconut
3/4 oz (22 ml) of Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz (22 ml) of Banana Liqueur
1/2 of Peeled Banana
1/2 slice of Pineapple
1 scoop of Coconut Ice Cream
2 tbs of Homemade Caramel Sauce to Garnish
Mix all the ingredients into a blender and blend at a medium speed without ice. The mixture should turn out similar to a thick milkshake. Pour the mixture into your favorite piña colada glass and finish the drink off by garnishing with a layer of homemade caramel sauce. The drink is best served with a spoon so you can enjoy it like a desert.
Be sure to check out Jacopo’s amazing drink here.
Banana Hammock Drink Number Two
Our second banana hammock drink is from Ryan at RumShopRyan.com
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Ryan loves his rum and the conversations that can emerge while sharing a bottle of rum with good friends. One of his readers Jeremy McDaniel submitted another amazing banana hammock drink. Here is his awesome rum drink:
1 1/2 oz (44 ml) of Cruzan Dark Gold Rum
1 oz (30ml) of Cruzan Coconut Rum
3/4 oz (22ml) of Banana Liqueur
3 oz (89 ml) Pineapple Juice
2 oz (59 ml) of Orange Juice
Add all the ingredients into a shaker with some ice. Shake well and pour the mixture into your favorite glass. Add a slice of banana to garnish. Sit back, relax and enjoy the amazing fruity taste as it slides down.
Be sure to check out this chilled out drink at Ryan’s Shop.
Banana Hammock Drink Number Three
Our third banana hammock drink is from SailorJerry.com
Photo Credit: SailorJerry.com
Ed Hardy and Mike Malone created the Sailor Jerry brand in honor of the late great Norman Collins who is better known for his legacy as a great sailor tattoo artist as well as mentoring Ed Hardy and Mike Malone. Sailor Jerry has created an amazing banana rum shake and here it is:
1 Peeled Banana
3 tsp Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
2 cup of Vanilla Ice Cream
1/3 cup of Milk
1 Tbs of Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
1/2 tsp of Nutmeg
4 Ice Cubes
Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth. Sit back on your deck under the umbrella and enjoy the smooth banana rum taste.
Be sure to check out this amazing shake and learn more about Sailor Jerry here.
Banana Hammock Drink Number Four
Our forth banana hammock drink is from the mixologist guys at Banana Hammock World.com
We have a great shot that we would love to share with you. The shot is what we call the Banana Splitter Shot. It has a nice kick to it and goes down well at any party.
1/3 oz (10 ml) Tia Maria, Kahlua or any similar coffee based Liqueur
1/3 oz (10 ml) of your favorite Banana Liqueur
1/3 oz (10 ml) of your favorite Strawberry Liqueur
Layer a 1 oz (30 ml) shot glass in order of the liqueurs mentioned above and top with a layer of whipped cream. Raise your shot, salute and knock back this delicious fruity shot punch.
Banana Hammock Drink Number Five
Our fifth and final banana hammock drink is another one of our own mixes that we have tried several times and love.
This shot was inspired from our college days and just looks really cool when you light it at a party. People just stop and watch the flame, its such a crowd pleaser. The shot is what we call the Dark Banana Shot. It has a nice anise fruity kick to it and goes down well at any party.
1/2 oz (15 ml) of your favorite Banana Liqueur
1/2 oz (15 ml) of Galliano Black Sambuca
Layer a 1 oz (30 ml) shot glass in order of the liqueurs mentioned above. Raise your shot, salute and knock back this delicious fruity shot punch. Great for that late night pick me up.
Bonus Banana Hammock Drink
As a bonus we would love to share with you a banana hammock drink video from our friends at Conch Republic Bikinis. In this detailed video you will learn another recipe made by Kirsten in her yellow banana hammock bikini.
There are many more drinks that have a banana theme, including some great smoothies that we hope to share with you very soon in another post. Most of the drinks above remind us of our holidays on an island resort, sitting back relaxed on a beach in our banana hammock with palm trees and the ocean breeze.
Our favorite drink from the list has to be Jacopo’s cocktail. We are ice cream and coconut lovers as well so that actually affects our opinion! Sailor Jerry’s rum really surprised us, not only do they have a great story that goes with the bottle but we actually loved the taste.
Even if rum is not your flavor, I’m sure you have a similar drink that you can appreciate. Feel free to comment below with your favorite summertime drink. Do you have any great drink recipes to share with the banana hammock community?