Banana Bread
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Banana Bread
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4.2 / 5
The Banana Bread cocktail is a sumptuous and rich dessert drink that combines the creamy texture of Bailey's with the sweet nuttiness of Amaretto and the smooth warmth of Frangelico. ... more The Banana Bread cocktail is a sumptuous and rich dessert drink that combines the creamy texture of Bailey's with the sweet nuttiness of Amaretto and the smooth warmth of Frangelico. To this already indulgent mix, banana liqueur adds a fruity dimension that truly rounds out the flavor profile to echo the namesake treat. Served in a lowball glass, this cocktail is topped with cream to create a luxurious and comforting experience reminiscent of a freshly baked loaf of banana bread. The use of cream enhances the velvety mouthfeel, making the Banana Bread cocktail a delightful choice for those who enjoy sipping on a sweet, creamy concoction.
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Bailey's
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Star fruit
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10.56% | 1.43 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Banana Bread cocktail serves up a decadent fusion of Bailey’s creaminess with the comforting nuttiness of Amaretto and Frangelico, enveloped by a punchy banana liqueur that truly channels the essence of the beloved pastry it’s named after. This drink masterfully balances the sweetness with the creamy base, making it an indulgent treat for dessert lovers, though it might be a touch too sweet for those with subtler palates.

Method
How to make a Banana Bread

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into lowball glass with ice
Garnish with a slice of star fruit and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

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

The Banana Bread cocktail is best served cold in a lowball glass. To achieve the optimal flavor and temperature, it should be shaken well with ice before being strained into the glass. This method ensures that the drink is thoroughly chilled and that the flavors are well combined.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Banana Bread cocktail?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of the Banana Bread cocktail by substituting the alcoholic ingredients with their non-alcoholic counterparts. For instance, you can use non-alcoholic amaretto syrup, banana-flavored syrup, and a hazelnut-flavored syrup in place of Bailey's, Amaretto, and Frangelico, respectively. Use cream as usual to maintain the creamy texture.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Banana Bread cocktail compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 10.56%, the Banana Bread cocktail falls into the category of moderately strong cocktails. It's stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa or a Pimm's Cup but less potent than high-alcohol-content drinks like a Martini or a Manhattan. It's a good option for those who prefer a balance between flavor and alcohol strength.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings work well with the Banana Bread cocktail?

The Banana Bread cocktail, with its creamy and nutty flavors, pairs well with desserts and sweet treats. Try it with vanilla or caramel desserts, banana-based pastries, or creamy cheeses. It can also complement the sweetness of fruit tarts or contrast nicely with mildly spicy savory snacks.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

Is the Banana Bread cocktail suitable for all seasons or specific occasions?

The Banana Bread cocktail, with its rich and creamy texture combined with the sweetness of banana and nutty liqueurs, makes it particularly suitable for cooler months or autumn gatherings. Its comforting and dessert-like qualities also make it a nice choice for after-dinner drinks, holiday celebrations, or as a festive treat during special occasions.

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