Mixer & Mingle Fridays : Dirty Banana's

We're down to the 6 week mark on the countdown until Jamaica! In honor of this milestone I'm featuring one of my FAVORITE warm weather cocktails, a dirty banana

This one is served at a lot of resorts in Jamaica and once you try one you will know why! It can best be described as the love child of a banana milkshake and a mudslide. Believe me... we drank our fair share of these - even ordered so many the bar gave us a serving tray one night! As soon as we were back in the states we KNEW we had to find the recipe!

Warning - you will need a blender. And this makes more than one drink, it makes atleast 2-4 depending on the size of your glasses!
1 ounce Kahlua
1 ounce rum cream*
2 ounces milk
1/2 ounce simple syrup (a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 sugar that is simmered until sugar is dissolved)
1/2 banana
1 cup ice
Simply combine all the ingredients in a blender and go to town - you really can't mess up this recipe, we sort of "wing it" every time - make double batches, add more banana, more liquor, whatever! 
*We prefer to use Cruzan Rum Cream, in Jamaica they use Sangsters but we haven't been able to find that up here. You may have to hit up a couple liquor stores before you find it but believe me it's worth it!  
(If you are sittin there thinkin 'what the heck is rum cream', it's the same idea as Baileys, except instead of an Irish Whiskey blended with Irish Cream, it's a Rum blended with Irish Cream... it's REALLY good, like even by itself on ice!)

Favorite Fridays
Update: I'm adding this to Jen's Favorite Fridays : Cocktail - be sure to check out the other delicious drinks people suggested or visit my other Mixer & Mingle's to get some great drink ideas!


Michelle (michabella) said...

I have never heard of this drink! Sounds sooo delicious!!! Thanks for sharing! <333

Claire Kiefer said...

Whoa . . . this sounds incredible! What a perfect beach drink. Now you have me thinking about drinking and it's only 7 am, haha!

Sammy said...

That sounds so good and perfect for the sumemr! I'm def gonna have to try it! :)

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

Yum that sounds soooo good I love anything blended.

Jen said...

Oh yum that sounds excellent! I'd probably have to make it with soy milk but I bet it'd still be delish!! :)

Brittany said...

Dirty bananas are one of my FAVORITE drinks! I always get them at this place I go to when I'm at the beach :) So delicious!

Aubrey S. said...

This sounds yummy. Thanks for including the recipe so we can try it at home.

LeAnn said...

Thanks for sharing! This sounds delicious! I am going to try it

Brittany said...

I am not a huge fan of bananas but this drink looks delish!

All these drinks I have to try!! I am going to become an alchy!

Jagged Little Life said...

I like how we both put 6 weeks until.... I wish mine was jamaica! that drink sounds delish! I am buying some black cherry cruzan rum this weekend. xoxo

Leah said...

Thanks for the recipe! This was my husband's favorite drink on our honeymoon! We tried to recreate it a few weeks ago at my parents, and it didn't come out too great. I will definitely use this recipe next time!

Chardonnay said...

I MUST try this!! Sounds like banana ice cream from Cold Stone - sooo good!

Annie said...

YUMMM!! I had my fair share of dirty banana's when we were in Jamaica :)

Jamie Pickle said...

OMG, this is CRAZY!! At least he saw it and it didn't go unnoticed until he was home.

Barras' said...

Sounds YUM!