Banana Hammock

Marisa Chafetz / Supercall

Created by Dan Greenbaum of New York’s Attaboy and Diamond Reef in Brooklyn, this playful riff on the Mai Tai harnesses the carmelized fruitiness of banana liqueur. “I came up with this drink in the first year or so of Attaboy when we were playing around with banana liqueur a lot,” he says. “[The drink] swaps out the orange liqueur for banana, uses a cleaner white rum as the base, and adds a little Jamaican rum for some funk.” Best of all, the cocktail can be served shaken or blended as a slushie, depending on your mood. For a frozen version, simply add all the ingredients to a blender (sans garnish) with a cup of crushed ice, then blend it until it is smooth.

Banana Hammock

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet, Sour
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz Lime
  • 0.5 oz Banana Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Orgeat
  • 0.25 oz Jamaican rum
  • Fresh Mint

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add the white rum, lime juice, banana liqueur and orgeat to a shaker tin.

Step two

Dry shake without ice.

Step three

Break the seal on the tin and pour the cocktail into a rocks glass filled two thirds of the way with crushed ice.

Step four

Add a straw to the glass and fill completely with more crushed ice.

Step five

Garnish with a bouquet of fresh mint and a float of the overproof Jamaican rum.

Contributed by Dan Greenbaum