Monday, July 4, 2016

stack banana

1 1/2 oz Plantation Stiggins' Fancy Pineapple Rum
1 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Turbinado Sugar Syrup
1/2 oz Giffard Banane du Bresil
2 dash Bittermens Molé Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orchid and dehydrated banana chips (omitted) on a pick.

For a second drink at the Baldwin Bar at Sichuan Garden II, bartender Vannaluck Hongthong offered Andrea a preview of one of the drinks for the next menu revision. The Stack Banana, besides featuring Giffard's excellent banana liqueur, was a nod to the Harry Belafonte song "Day'O" with the lyrics, "Work all night on a drink of rum/Daylight come and me wan' go home/Stack banana till de morning come/Daylight come and me wan' go home." To round out the lyric's bananas and rum, the Stack Banana included lime, dark sugar syrup, and chocolate bitters.
The Stack Banana shared banana and dark rum aromas that led into a rich caramel sip. Next, the swallow was a pleasing combination of rum, pineapple, and banana flavors.


Unknown said...

Fred (or anyone), where can I find Giffard Banane du Bresil in the Boston area?

frederic said...

Ball Square Fine Wines has it in their inventory website as $33.99. I got my bottle back in 2010 at Sav-More in East Cambridge/Somerville but not sure if they still carry it.

Unknown said...

Thanks, Fred! I love Ball Square FW. I'll have to stop by and check.