Bandito
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Bandito
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Bandito is a delicious and unique cocktail that combines creamy milk with the sweet and fruity flavors of banana liqueur. This drink is said to have originated in a small ... more Bandito is a delicious and unique cocktail that combines creamy milk with the sweet and fruity flavors of banana liqueur. This drink is said to have originated in a small Mexican cantina, where it quickly became a favorite among the locals. The smooth and creamy texture of the milk perfectly balances the bold and tropical taste of the banana liqueur, creating a harmonious and refreshing blend. The Bandito cocktail is best served cold and is a perfect choice for those who enjoy a touch of sweetness in their drinks. Whether you're sipping on it in a cozy bar or making it at home, the Bandito is sure to transport you to a warm and sunny vacation spot with every sip.
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Banana liqueur
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7.5% | 0.23 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Bandito

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mix one part banana liqueur with one part milk in a cocktail shaker
Shake well with ice then strain into a shot glass and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should I properly shake the Bandito cocktail to achieve the best texture and temperature?

For the Bandito cocktail, you will want to fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice cubes to ensure a rapid chill. Pour the 15ml of milk and 15ml of banana liqueur over the ice. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 15 to 20 seconds or until the outside of the shaker feels very cold to the touch. This method ensures the drink is well-chilled and slightly frothy, enhancing its texture.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Which type of shot glass is best suited for serving the Bandito cocktail?

The Bandito cocktail, with its total volume of 30ml, is perfectly suited for a standard shot glass, which typically holds between 30ml to 60ml (1 to 2 ounces) of liquid. A tall, narrow shot glass would be ideal for serving, as it presents the layered appearance of the drink attractively, if layers are desired, but any small shot glass will suit the serving size appropriately.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can I add any additional ingredients to the Bandito cocktail to enhance its flavor?

Certainly! While the basic Bandito consists of milk and banana liqueur, you can add a splash of vanilla extract or a pinch of cinnamon to give it a more complex flavor profile. If you prefer a nuttier taste, a few drops of almond extract or hazelnut liqueur can also complement the banana flavor well. Remember, the key is to add these enhancements in small quantities so as not to overpower the original flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the Bandito's alcohol content compare to other popular shot-size cocktails?

The Bandito cocktail has an alcohol content of 7.5%, which is relatively low compared to many classic shot-size cocktails. For instance, a traditional shot of vodka, rum, or whiskey is typically 40% alcohol by volume. Even other mixed shot drinks like the Kamikaze or Lemon Drop usually have a higher alcohol content due to their use of spirits. The Bandito's lower alcohol content makes it a milder choice, suitable for those seeking a less potent option.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Is there a non-dairy alternative that can be used in place of milk in the Bandito cocktail?

Yes, for those who prefer a non-dairy option or are lactose intolerant, almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk can be used as substitutes in the Bandito cocktail. These alternatives will alter the flavor profile slightly, with each bringing its own unique taste to the drink. Almond milk adds a nutty flavor, coconut milk lends a tropical touch, and oat milk offers a creamier, slightly sweeter alternative.

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