HUFFINGTON POST
06/17/2011 05:51 pm ET | Updated Jun 29, 2011

Banana Rum Drinks: 4 Drink Ideas From A Bartender

For inside tips on banana rum drinks, we spoke to Al Serrano, the bar manager at News Cafe, a 24-hour bar located directly across the street from one of Miami's famed beaches. 





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Electric Banana

How do you make it?

Ingredients:


2 ounces banana rum


1/2 ounce white cacao


1/2 ounce amaretto


1 dash creme de banana


1 ounce heavy cream


Instructions:

Combine ingredients in a tall glass with ice. Shake to blend.

How would you describe its taste?

Creamy with a kick.

When is it best to drink?

Early evening to get the night started.

Who drinks it?

Mostly ladies, but anyone with a sweet tooth.

Banana Russian

How do you make it?

Ingredients:

2 ounces banana rum


1 ounce Kahlua


1 ounce heavy cream


Instructions:


Add ice to highball glass and stir ingredients in.

How would you describe its taste?

Dark and smooth.

When is it best to drink?

When nothing else comes to mind and you want to try something unusual.

Who drinks it?

A non-conformist.

King Kong

How do you make it?

Ingredients:

2 ounces banana rum


1 ounce coconut rum


1/2 ounce Midori


2 ounces pineapple juice


1 dash Coco Lopez


Instructions:


Add ingredients to a tall highball glass and shake violently.

How would you describe its taste?

Sweet, strong and exotic!

When is it best to drink?

When you want a fun buzz.

Who drinks it?

Spring breakers! It’s a drink young adults like.

Banana Colada

How do you make it?

Ingredients:

2 ounces banana rum


Fresh pineapple chunks


1 banana


1 dash Coco Lopez


Instructions:


Add ingredients into a blender with ice. Blend until smooth and float dark rum on top.

How would you describe its taste?

A tropical island elixir.

When is it best to drink?

In the morning, when a fruit salad won’t do!

Who drinks it?

A cruise ship passenger would love these.

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Al Serrano

News Cafe

800 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

What are your favorite banana rum drinks?

I like creamy drinks and frozen drinks that showcase rich flavors.

What are your customers’ favorite banana rum drinks?

Something that is out of the norm.