At this point in the year, boy do I need an icy cold treat.
Being a New Orleans girl (ya know, land of the drive-thru daiquiri stand), I couldn't resist making Banana Daiquiris from Rick Bayless for this week's I Heart Cooking Clubs theme.
Plus, I was inspired by the fact that we had zero winter and my banana plant didn't die back. It matured enough over the summer to do this:
I'm such a gardening nerd that I get giddy when I pop outside to check on it.
Yes. I "check on it." Often.
Not sure what I'm expecting to find. You never know.
But back to the booze.
Or maybe I never left it.
There were mixed reviews on the daiquiri.
The Husband hated it. Dumped it down the drain hated it.
(I thought it might be a sin to waste that rum, but he did it anyway. Geesh. Try to save someone's soul.)
And he didn't rinse so hours later little bits of orange were stuck all over the sink. Just so you know.
My impressions were that it was ok. I'd probably choose a flavor other than banana next time.
But I wouldn't dump this one down the drain.
Since I had dark rum, I used it even though the recipe calls for white rum. My daiquiris were heavy on the rum flavor. Light on the banana.
A couple of weeks ago, Leslie @ La Cocina de Leslie made these. Hers are much prettier and more refined.
Villa Vera's Banana Daiquiri
printable recipe can be found here
Makes 2 drinks
1 cup ice cubes
1/2 banana, peeled
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup white rum (I used dark)
2 teaspoons sugar (I did to taste)
Combine everything in a blender jar, cover and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses (stemmed glasses are beautiful). Garnish with slices of orange if you wish and enjoy without hesitation.
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