Thursday, March 19, 2009

2 Tropical Holiday Caribbean Cocktails

Banana Daiquiri

1 1/2 ounces light rum
1 tablespoon Triple sec
1/2 ripe banana, cut into 6 pieces
1 tablespoon lemon juice1 cup crushed ice
twist of lemon for garnish
In a blender, blend the rum, Triple Sec, banana, lemon juice, and ice until smooth. Pour into a large champagne glass or daiquiri glass, garnish with a twist of lemon and serve.

I enjoy making fruit punches, and other tropical drinks especially blending different flavours and spices together creating a interesting blend of flavours. I usually serve this Spiced Calypso punch at parties with kids since it is nonalcoholic, and also a favourite with adults. Also enjoy my recipe for Banana Daiquiri

Spiced Calypso Punch

2 cups orange juice

1 1/4 cups pineapple juice

1/4 cup lime juice

1 cup boiling water

1/4 cup honey

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

6 whole cloves

1 3/4 cup ginger ale

oranges, lime, slices and pineapple wedges for garnish

crushed ice

In a large punch bowl, mix juices together, mix boiling water with honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside to seep and cool.
Remove the cloves from the honey mixture, you can also strain the mixture through a medium strainer. Add the honey mixture to the punch bowl, Add the ginger ale and stir. Garnish with fruit slices and pineapple wedges. and serve in glasses over crushed ice.


  1. OMG!! I would soooo Love a banana daiquiri, like right now. It spounds fantastic!!! YUM!

  2. These drinks sound delicious! All we need now is the right music and balmy summer nights to go with it...

  3. Going to make some later to celebrate Independence Day! LOVE your recipes!