Master of Cocktails Banana Daiquiri

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.

Master of Cocktails Next Week

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

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…

Master of Cocktails Dehydrating Bananas

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.

Master of Cocktails Deep Fried Bananas

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:

Master of Cocktails Rum

Now 30ml (half) of lime juice:

Master of Cocktails Lime Juice

Next, 15ml (half again) Sugar Syrup:

Master of Cocktails 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:

Master of Cocktails Banana

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…

Master of Cocktails Banana Daiquiri

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…

Master of Cocktails Banana Daiquiri

The ice crystals in here are a problem. That’s why we’re blitzing it.

Master of Cocktails Banana Daiquiri

Now tip out into a tumbler…

Master of Cocktails Tumbler

Short fat smoothie straw goes in…

Master of Cocktails Straw

Dehydrated (or deep-fried) banana slice goes on top…

Master of Cocktails Dried Fried Banana

1/2 tsp of Oscietra Caviar goes on the banana slice…

Master of Cocktails Caviar

And you’re good to go. The ultimate Banana Daiquiri.

Master of Cocktails 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.

Master of Cocktails Banana Daiquiri

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Sugar, a Lemon, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Hine Rare VSOP Cognac and Sugar Syrup.