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Banana Colada

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The Banana Colada is a tropical cocktail that combines the rich flavors of ripe bananas with the creamy sweetness of coconut and a hint of zesty lime. This refreshing drink, made with rum, bananas, cream of coconut, and lime juice, offers a delightful blend of fruitiness and creaminess, perfect for a sunny day or a relaxing evening by the beach.

Tasting Notes

On the first sip, the Banana Colada greets your palate with a burst of fresh banana flavor, smooth and naturally sweet. The rum adds a subtle warmth and depth, complementing the fruitiness without overpowering it. As the flavors meld, the cream of coconut introduces a lush, velvety texture, coating your mouth with its rich, tropical essence. The lime juice cuts through the sweetness, adding a refreshing tartness that balances the overall taste, leaving a clean and invigorating finish.

As you continue to enjoy the Banana Colada, the balance between the ingredients becomes more apparent. The natural sweetness of the bananas blends harmoniously with the creamy coconut, while the lime juice provides a bright, citrusy counterpoint. The rum serves as the backbone of the drink, its warmth and slight spice enhancing the tropical flavors.

Each sip offers a perfect mix of fruity, creamy, and tangy notes, making the Banana Colada a well-rounded and satisfying cocktail experience.

Tips & Tricks

Swap the regular rum for spiced rum to add depth and complexity with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.

Introduce a hint of coffee flavor by adding half an ounce of coffee liqueur, enhancing the drink’s depth and complexity.

Recipe Card

Banana Colada

Banana Colada


  • 2.5 oz rum
  • 2 bananas
  • 3 oz cream of coconut
  • 1.5 oz lime juice
  • 6 oz ice


  1. In a blender add all your ingredients, plus the ice.
  2. Blend on high until very smooth.
  3. Pour into tall cocktail glass and serve.

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