Banana Calling
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Banana Calling
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.3 / 5
Banana Calling is a vibrant and flavorful cocktail that combines the nutty depth of dry sherry with the bright acidity of lemon juice, creating a delightful blend of tastes. Highlighted ... more Banana Calling is a vibrant and flavorful cocktail that combines the nutty depth of dry sherry with the bright acidity of lemon juice, creating a delightful blend of tastes. Highlighted by the sweet, tropical essence of banana liqueur and the botanical complexity of dry gin, this cocktail is a symphony of flavors, perfectly balanced with a hint of sugar syrup for a smooth finish. Served in a cocktail glass, Banana Calling is a refreshing choice for those who appreciate a fruit-forward beverage with an elegant twist. It's a popular option for connoisseurs seeking innovative and engaging drink recipes, making it a must-try in the world of unique and memorable cocktails.
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Dry gin
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17.9% | 1.58 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Banana Calling offers a delightful twist on fruity cocktails, blending the unexpected nuttiness of dry sherry with bright lemon juice for a refreshingly tart start. The cocktail's harmony is enhanced by the sweet, tropical notes of banana liqueur and the complex botanicals from dry gin, rounded out nicely with a whisper of sugar syrup, making for a sophisticated, well-balanced drink with a playful edge.

Method
How to make a Banana Calling

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
First, add all of your ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, ensuring each component is measured accurately for the best flavor balance
Next, secure the lid on your shaker tightly to avoid any spills during the vigorous shaking process
Shake the mixture for 10-15 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker feels frosted, indicating the contents are well-chilled
After shaking, take a fine strainer and hold it over your chilled glass to catch any unwanted ice or pulp as you pour the mixture in
Finally, serve the freshly strained cocktail in the chilled glass, ready to be enjoyed immediately for its optimal taste and temperature

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the best type of glass to serve the Banana Calling cocktail in?

The Banana Calling cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass. This type of glass, often shaped with a wide, shallow bowl atop a stem, is ideal for serving up cold, alcoholic drinks that are not shaken or stirred, allowing the aromas and flavors to be enjoyed fully.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I make the Banana Calling cocktail without alcohol?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the Banana Calling by substituting the sherry, banana liqueur, and dry gin with non-alcoholic alternatives or a combination of fruit juices and non-alcoholic syrups to mimic the original flavors. Adjust the sugar syrup as necessary to balance the sweetness.

FAQ

What can I use if I don't have banana liqueur for the Banana Calling cocktail?

If you don't have banana liqueur, you can substitute it with a banana-flavored syrup or even a small amount of mashed ripe banana mixed with a bit of water or neutral alcohol to maintain the banana flavor profile. Keep in mind the texture and sweetness might slightly change, so adjust accordingly.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve the Banana Calling cocktail to best enjoy its flavors?

To best enjoy the Banana Calling cocktail, serve it cold in a pre-chilled cocktail glass. Do not shake or stir the mixture before serving. The delicate balance of dry gin, sherry, banana liqueur, and lemon juice is best appreciated when the cocktail is served at a lower temperature, allowing the sweet and tart flavors to shine.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Is the Banana Calling cocktail suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

The Banana Calling cocktail, as described, is suitable for vegetarians. Most vegans should also find it acceptable, but it's worth checking the specific brands of sherry, banana liqueur, and dry gin for any animal-derived ingredients or processing methods, as some alcoholic beverages use animal products in filtration or fining processes.

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