On the highest point on the island of St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is the Mountaintop Bar, known for its world-famous banana daiquiri. I’m not usually one for banana cocktails, but this was one of the most delicious summer drinks I had ever enjoyed. I had to re-create this summer slush for my friends back in Chicago, so I’ve partnered with Malibu Rum to keep the #BecauseSummer celebrations going! I recently had a spontaneous pool party and knew exactly what drink I was going to whip -up for my guests – the tropical banana daiquiri! This summer, Malibu Rum wants to celebrate every day like it’s summer vacation. I love this mentality and living in Chicago, it rings true since half of the year is near-arctic weather. This cocktail brought me back to the beaches of the Virgin Islands, and will surely make you feel like you’re on a summer vacation while sipping.
I ended up combining a few recipes I found online to create my own! When I’m hosting friends for a dinner or pool party, I want to offer them something special and great-tasting.. but also don’t want to slave on my end preparing it. I want to enjoy having friends over just as much they (hopefully!) enjoy coming over. This banana daiquiri is a super easy recipe that doesn’t call for any outlandish seasonal ingredients.
Recipe (4 servings):
- 2 large bananas
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 lime, juiced
- 6 cups ice
- 4 parts Malibu Rum Original
Combine all ingredients in the blender, and blend! I’m trying to be a bit healthier and did not include the sugar in my recipe. The drink was perfectly sweet enough for my tasting – but if you’d like a sweeter slush.. add-in a 1/2 cup of sugar! Garnish with a lime slice and top it off with half an ounce of Malibu Rum if you’re feeling it! This simple, summery drink is the perfect remedy for a hot July day and is best enjoyed with friends.
Photography by Olivia Rink
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Malibu Rum. The opinions and text are all mine.