History of the Banana Daiquiri
The original Daiquiri is a cocktail featuring citrus and rum, and just the right amount of sugar to hit that sweet spot. It’s been around for over a century and it was invented by the American engineer Jennings Cox in 1898 in the Cuban city of – you guessed it – Daiquiri. Legend has it that the engineer ran out of gin during a cocktail party, and since rum is highly popular in Cuba, it turned out to be a great substitute for his punch. The other two ingredients were lemons and brown sugar. The Daiquiri was a huge hit and soon travelled to America where its worldwide success began.
Thanks to all the Banana Daiquiri recipes out there, you’ll be spoilt for choice when planning your next summer cocktail party. Here are a few of our faves.
Frozen Banana Daiquiri
Looking for a refreshing sweet treat to cool your down in the summer heat? Then the Frozen Banana Daiquiri recipe is the perfect choice. Turning this lush cocktail into a dessert in a glass is easy, and only requires a good blender. Gather all the ingredients for a Banana Daiquiri, but replace the banana liqueur with a ripe banana. Add everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Bon appe-sip!
Strawberry Banana Daiquiri
This fruity combo works wonders in smoothies, so it’s no surprise that the Strawberry Banana Daiquiri recipe is a hit. It’s easy to make, light and delicious, and ticks all the boxes for a perfect pool party drink. Make it by combining rum, fresh strawberries, a frozen banana, orange juice, and granulated sugar in a blender with ice. Blitz until frosty, and you’re done.
Frozen Pineapple Banana Daiquiri
Piña Colada aficionados might have a new favourite after trying this Pineapple Banana Daiquiri recipe. Another one for unbearably hot days, you can make this frozen cocktail by blending fresh pineapple and banana with rum, orange curaçao and lime juice. If you don’t have a blender, you can use banana purée and pineapple juice for an equally tasty drink.
Gold Lust Frozen Daiquiri
The name itself tells you all you need to know about this incredible frozen cocktail. Inspired by Minthe, the Greek nymph transformed into the mint plant, the Gold Lust Frozen Daiquiri combines rum, pineapple, mint-infused sugar syrup, lime juice, and lemon juice. Frosty, fresh, and ideal for summer.
When to serve
The Banana Daiquiri tastes like summer in a glass, and is a great addition to your garden and picnic party menus. What’s more, this boozy adult slushie can easily be made in a batch, making it a great solution for fuss-free entertainment.