Right then cocktail fans. Time for this week's #MasterofCocktails extravaganza. This time, we're making a Banana Daiquiri recipe. Course we are.
This is a rather prep-heavy drink, and with most of it we will be able put it together a day or so in advance. Following that, all we'll need to do is remove it from the freezer, give it a quick blitz with a stick blender, tip into a glass and garnish. But first, let's have a look at the homework we will have done beforehand.
You'll be needing these...
List of Ingredients
1/2 tsp Oscietra Caviar
15ml Sugar Syrup
60ml Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
30ml Lime Juice
Like I said last week, we'll be needing a big old whunk of dehydrated banana. Ideally, you'll want an Andrew James food dehydrator for this, but an oven set to 55c would do...
Top tip - run the slices (taken longitudinally) through a bowl of lemon juice before you dehydrate them. It'll look prettier that way.
Now, you CAN dehydrate your bananas, but you can also go ahead and deep-fry them instead.
On to the drink. As mentioned, we're going to be serving our Banana Daiquiri frozen, so we need to give it a day or more to freeze.
Same recipe as ever - half and half again. Thusly:
Start with 60ml of Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva rum:
Now 30ml (half) of lime juice:
Next, 15ml (half again) Sugar Syrup:
If you've got a sweet tooth, you can bang a bit more sugar in, as frozen drinks always taste less sweet.
Now Banana. No mucking about with liqueurs - get yourself a (very) ripe fresh banana. Like this:
If there are brown or bruised bits, don't worry about it. Just sling them in too. That's where the flavour comes from.
Now liquidise the whole shooting match, then pop in a freezer bag...
And sling it into the freezer. It needs about a day or so in there and it should be ready to go.
So... Should be good and frozen by now...
The ice crystals in here are a problem. That's why we're blitzing it.
Now tip out into a tumbler...
Short fat smoothie straw goes in...
Dehydrated (or deep-fried) banana slice goes on top...
1/2 tsp of Oscietra Caviar goes on the banana slice...
And you're good to go. The ultimate Banana Daiquiri.
Huge, huge props to Artesian for the serving suggestion of Caviar with dried banana on this one. If you've not been recently, it's well worth it. To be honest, you'll struggle to make this at home for less...
Here's what we'll be using in next week's #MasterofCocktails recipe. Be sure to tune in on Sunday.
Next week, you'll be needing these...
Sugar, a Lemon, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Hine Rare VSOP Cognac and Sugar Syrup.