Archive of ‘Creme de banana’ category

Suave, cachaca cocktail

We dedicate this drink to Brazil, host to, and loser of, the 2014 World Cup. The idea for it came when we splurged on a strawberry papaya tucked away in the corner of the exotic fruit section of the high-end market we frequent on paydays. In Portuguese, “suave” means smooth. This recipe may seem out […]


Gu Brath, Scotch cocktail

In the U.S., you can not buy or consume alcoholic beverages until you are 21; but you can vote when you’re 18. In Scotland, where they will vote on independence today, you can buy and drink beer, wine or cider and vote at 16. In celebration of which, and with apologies in advance, we offer […]


Seismic, brandy cocktail

We happened to be back home in San Francisco last Sunday morning when shock waves from an earthquake centered 60 miles north rolled through. At 3:20 a.m., it was a little too early and we may have been too shaken to create a cocktail. On firmer ground now, we’ve whipped up this recipe to encourage […]


Tee Eye, rum cocktail

This drink is a homonym for an impact assessment process. And while we’re all trying to decide what that means, have a sip of this liquid dance of rum, citrus and touch of banana liqueur. Tee Eye 2 ounces dark rum 1 ounce lemon juice 1/2 ounce creme de banana 1/2 ounce Falernum liqueur 1 […]


Cantaloupe Cooler, melon cocktail

As we made our way through the produce section last weekend, we noticed an array of freshly packaged fruit, all peeled, seeded, diced and ready to go. The cantaloupe looked good and the rest of the recipe easily fell together. You could experiment with switching types of melon and liqueur or one of the many […]


Buenas Noches, tequila cocktail

A while back we offered up the Buenos Dias, a tequila based eye-opener with a coffee-flavored kick. To further our Spanish vocabulary, here’s a tequila way to end the day. The serving glass should be packed with ice. Buenos Noches 2 ounces tequila 1/2 ounce creme de banana 1/4 ounce lemon juice Pour all the […]


B Movie, Oscars cocktail

Leading up to Sunday’s Oscars awards, it’s time to celebrate those films completely undeserving of recognition but belonging to a classic cinematic class: The B Movie. The star of this drink is a rosé flavored vermouth; gin and cream de banana (What?) are cast in supporting roles. B Movie 2 ounces Lillet Rose 1/2 ounce […]


Monkey C, brunch cocktail

Creme de banana liqueur has a yellow color that makes you shudder, but used moderately, with citrus and sparkling wine, it provides an extremely pleasant fruit note to this new addition on the Sunday brunch drink list. Cara cara oranges have a deeper color and stronger flavor than plain navel oranges. Monkey C 1 1/2 […]