The daiquiri itself is said to have been invented in Cuba in 1898. The banana daiquiri, however, was apparently first concocted some fifty years ago at St. Thomas’s Mountaintop bar. According to Patrick Tyrrell, a manager of the establishment - which is perched on St. Peter Mountain (the highest mountain on the island) - the inspiration for the drink was provided by George Soule, an English sea captain living in Barbados, who thought it might be a good idea to combine bananas with rum.
- 6 ounces dark rum
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 lime
- 2 ounces banana liqueur
- 2 ounces water
- 2 peeled very ripe bananas
Put the dark rum, sugar, lime juice, banana liqueur, water, bananas and plenty of ice into an electric blender, and purée until smooth and thick. Pour into 2 tall chilled glasses.
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