Oh La Jolla! Since moving to San Diego in 1990, it has always been a secret dream of mine to live in the village. As I got older I started to realize that (1) traffic sucks and (2) it’s a bit spendy. But heh, it’s a dream, right? We’ll maybe next year when we start looking for a house we’ll turn that dream into a reality. That, or come back to reality.
So let’s see if the drink matches my fantasy or ends up being a disappointment.
- 3 ounces of Brandy (Spanish)
- 1 ounce Creme de Banana
- 0.5 ounce orange juice
- 0.5 ounce lemon juice
Shake over ice and serve in a chilled martini glass. Serve.
- Basically what we have here is some brown liquor shaken together with some juices – hmmm.
- You gotta love brandy for this one – make sure you are using a quality brand-e!
- Tastes of sweetened brandy with a banana aftertaste, admittedly though, the juice flavor is lost in the body of the drink.
- Dave’s Rating: 4/10
- Strength: 8/10
- Sweetness: 7/10
- A little bit of a disappointment here, not sure this one is going to make the recommend list – although it does have a good name!
Most cocktails are for the eveninging, but there are certain drinks that are acceptable before noon. This would be one of those drinks – it’s juice with alcohol! So grab your cocktail shaker and make a British Atol with your cornflakes.
- 2 ounces gin (Bombay Sapphire)
- 2 ounces creme de bannana
- 2 ounces orange juice
Combine over ice, shake, strain and serve into a martini glass.
- Bananna first, orange juice second and a hint of gin.
- No question this is a sweet concoction, perfeect substitute to juice with breakfast!
- It’s surprising that this is made with gin, almost seems better suited to vodka – I’ll have to try that next time.
- Dave’s Rating: 6/10
- Strength: 6/10
- Sweetness: 9/10
- Perfect addition to your next brunch.
Uh, how do you say that… ORR-A-CAH-BE-SA? I was looking for some interesting things to mention about today and I found a list of the most obscure “days”. So today, March 2nd, is: “Dress in Blue Day”, “Dr. Seuss Day”, “Employee Appreciation Day”, “Read Across America Day” and “Shabbat Across America Day” – who knew. So appreciate your workers by reading them “The Cat in the Hat” while wearing your best blue jeans and a Yarmulke. You’ll be covered. Once your done with that – make yourself a cocktail.
A sweet one tonight – a rum cocktail with banana liqueur.
- 1.5 ounces of banana liqueur
- 0.75 ounce gold rum
- 0.75 lemon juice
Mix everything in a shaker over ice, serve up in a martini glass. If adventurous, garnish with a slice of banana and a lemon wedge.
- First sip and it tastes like those hard candies in shape of little bananas… you know the ones.
- VERY sweet, all banana and lemon – you can’t even tell there is rum in there.
- Only for those with a sweet tooth.
- Dave’s Rating: 4/10
- Strength: 5/10
- Sweetness: 10/10
- This drink epitomizes liquid candy!
It’s a birthday! Today we celebrated my sister’s birthday with a family dinner at PF Changs. It’s always great to get the together with the family, but when done with a family dinner I could always use a drink! When everyone was enjoying their deserts served in shot glasses the choice seemed obvious – time for a first on davedrinks – shooter!
- 0.5 ounce Frangelico
- 0.5 ounce creme de banane
- 0.5 blue curacao
This is a “pousse-cafe” drink – so you have to careful making this. Start with a clean shot glass, and pour in the Frangelico. Next slowly pour in the creme de banane over the back of a spoon, being careful not to mix the ingredients. Finally add the blue curacao over the same way and you have a Blue-Eyed Blonde!
- It’s a family soother.
- Nutty, bannana-y with a hint of orange.
- This would be a great alternative to a sweet treat after dinner!
- Dave’s Rating: 8/10
- Strength: 6/10
- Sweetness: 8/10
- Theis is a great shooter – looks fun and tastes that way too!