Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bananas Foster Martini

I've had Banana Schnapps on hand for almost a year now thinking I'd create some kind of banana based martini. I love that fake banana flavor that it has, but didn't want to do the typical chocolate/banana combination that one sees everywhere. Then recently, I thought of trying to recreate the experience of flambéed bananas with burnt sugar caramel. I think the result is pretty spot on. Careful though, this one is nothing but straight booze and is a little too delicious. ;)
  • 3 oz Dark Rum (I prefer Appleton)
  • 3 oz 99 Bananas
  • Splash of Caramel Vodka
  • Dash of Vanilla Extract
  • Slice of Ripe Banana
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. The caramel vodka is overpowering, so be sure to add just a splash. Shake the ingredients with ice in a shaker until it sweats. Strain into the glass and garnish with a thick banana slice.