Sunday, August 23, 2020

nuclear banana daquiri

25 mL Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum (3/4 oz)
25 mL Yellow Chartreuse (3/4 oz)
25 mL Lime Juice (3/4 oz)
15 mL Velvet Falernum (1/2 oz)
10 mL 2:1 Simple Syrup (1/2 oz 1:1)
1/2 Banana, peeled

Blend with a scoop of crushed ice (6-7 oz) until smooth, pour into a Hurricane glass (12 oz Collins), and garnish with a banana slice, star anise (omit), and mint sprig (chocolate mint).

With an excess of bananas in the house (both Andrea and I bought a bunch on our respective shopping trips), two weekends ago, I searched for some blender ideas to follow up the Frozen Negroni. I soon uncovered the Nuclear Banana Daiquiri as a riff on Gregor de Gruyther's Nuclear Daiquiri with the addition of a banana, the swapping of Yellow for the classic's Green Chartreuse, and the modification to a blender drink. This recipes was crafted the Hawksmoor bar, and I found the recipes on IcelyDone and Difford's Guide (and ignored the outlier recipe elsewhere with Green Chartreuse). With the Yellow Chartreuse and falernum in the mix, it (minus the banana aspect) reminded me of the first iteration of the Eulogy.
The Nuclear Banana Daiquiri exploded upon the nose with a banana and chocolate mint bouquet. Next, lime and tropical notes on the sip launched into funky rum, banana, and spice flavors on the swallow. With Yellow instead of Green Chartreuse, the flavor profile was less brash especially given the extra amount of dilution from the ice slurry in each sip; the funky from the Jamaican rum was still present though.

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