My sister and I like to talk about one weekend in particular when she came down to visit me at the beach and we spent three glorious days sipping frozen cocktails, swimming in the warm ocean water, and relaxing on the sand. Perfect days like that are rarer than they might seem, sort of the mystic unicorn of beach days.
Last week I had one of those days (minus the frosty-frozen drinks) and it was glorious. The weather was down right perfect, the water was crystal clear and warm enough to swim, sea shells studded the beach and the twins were on their best beach behavior…I mean, it was the stuff that magical beach unicorn stories are made of.
Of course I would have liked nothing more than to sit on that warm sand with a Frozen Banana Cocktail and sip the beautiful sun-filled hours away. So, naturally I headed home and made myself a Frozen Banana Cocktail the next day. Blended rum, crème of coconut, frozen bananas, fresh lime juice and ice.
It’s the ultimate in vacation flavored cocktails that have you dreaming about afternoon naps and swim-up bars. But a word to the wise, just like a beautiful day in the sun, these babies go down really easy so proceed with caution. Don’t forget about all of the rum inside, cheers!
- 2 large frozen bananas
- 6 oz creme de coco
- juice of 1 lime
- 4 cups ice
- 6 oz dark rum (or use your favorite!)
- *banana rum would be delicious as well
- Lime wheels, paper umbrellas and straws for garnish.
- In a blender combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Taste and add more ice or lime juice as needed.
- Serve in hurricane glasses with a lime wheel, umbrella and paper straw.