Mouldy Banana
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Mouldy Banana
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Mouldy Banana is a unique and surprisingly delicious cocktail that combines the sweet and tropical taste of banana liqueur with the bold and anise flavor of Sambuca. This cocktail is ... more Mouldy Banana is a unique and surprisingly delicious cocktail that combines the sweet and tropical taste of banana liqueur with the bold and anise flavor of Sambuca. This cocktail is named after the peculiar combination of these two ingredients, which may evoke thoughts of a forgotten banana left to ripen and ferment. But don't be fooled by its name, as this cocktail is anything but unpleasant! The banana liqueur adds a creamy and fruity base, while the Sambuca adds a rich and herbal note. The end result is a well-balanced and surprisingly tasty drink that is perfect for those who enjoy a slightly unconventional yet refreshing cocktail. Whether you're sipping on a beach or at your local bar, Mouldy Banana is sure to leave a memorable impression.
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Sambuca (Black)
Alcohol content
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26.5% | 0.8 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Method
How to make a Mouldy Banana

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add both ingredients to a shot glass and serve


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use regular sambuca instead of black sambuca in the Mouldy Banana cocktail?

Yes, you can use regular sambuca instead of black sambuca in the Mouldy Banana cocktail. However, the flavor profile might change slightly as black sambuca typically has a more licorice-forward taste compared to the often lighter, more anise-oriented flavor of white or regular sambuca. The visual aspect of your cocktail will also be lighter.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Mouldy Banana cocktail?

The Mouldy Banana cocktail is best served chilled in a shot glass, as per the given recipe. Considering its strong flavors and high alcohol content, serving it cold can help to slightly mellow the intensity, making it more enjoyable as a quick, potent shot.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Mouldy Banana compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 26.5%, the Mouldy Banana is on the higher end of the alcohol spectrum for cocktails, especially considering its served volume (30ml). Most classic cocktails have a lower alcohol by volume (ABV) because they are mixed with non-alcoholic ingredients that dilute the overall content. Shots and cocktails like the Mouldy Banana, intendedly strong, often have a higher concentration.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any customization ideas for the Mouldy Banana cocktail to suit different tastes?

To customize the Mouldy Banana cocktail, you could consider adding a splash of cream or coconut milk for a creamier texture and to soften the sharp contrasts between the sweet banana liqueur and the herbaceous sambuca. For a lighter version, adding a small amount of pineapple juice can introduce a fruity acidity that balances the sweetness of the liqueur and the intensity of the sambuca.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings would complement the Mouldy Banana cocktail?

Considering the Mouldy Banana cocktail's unique flavors, pairing it with dessert or sweet snacks would complement its profile. A banana-flavored dessert, like a banana cream pie or banana foster, can echo the cocktail’s main ingredient. Alternatively, for a contrasting pairing, choose dark chocolate or a rich chocolate cake that can stand up to the cocktail's potent flavors and add a different texture and taste experience.

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