I haven’t been a fan of banana flavored anything for most of my life (sometimes bananas themselves have been iffy for me). So it was quite a surprise that I really like the Giffard Banane du Bresil liqueur. It doesn’t have that “artificial banana flavor” you find in so many products. It tastes like bananas, and it’s delicious.
So, I was inspired to make this Banana Mai Tai riff, replacing the orange liqueur with the banana liqueur. I then paired with my overproof and rich rum blend, and a heavy pour of Molasses Syrup.
Banana Mai Tai by Kevin Crossman
2 oz Ultimate Mai Tai Rum Blend
¾ oz Banana Liqueur
½ oz Orgeat
½ oz Molasses Syrup
1 oz Lime juice