I’ve been enjoying these little picture based instructions for recipes i’ve made and enjoy so I thought I’d do another. This is a tiki drink called the banana mamacow. i’m told its a combination of two drinks - banana mama and the banana cow. I believe the credit goes to Martin of the Forbidden Island and more recently of Smuggler’s Cove.
I’ve had the drink frequently at FI and have taken to making it at home. On a hot day like today its refreshing and delicious. Its also a great use for very ripe bananas if you don’t want to make banana bread.
Start with a handful of ice in the old blender. I only use filtered water in my ice cubes but i am obsessive.
Next one (or two) bananas in there.
2 oz of white rum. i didn’t have any white rum handy so i used a Cruzan Aged which is not a bad substitute. My only rule is no Bacardi in this house. Sorry.
next half an ounce of banana liqueur. I use 99 Bananas. It does the trick.
now one ounce of coco lopez. i cheat and use coco real. It is more convient for me but once i get down to the bottom of the bottle i have to cut open the bottle to get at the remaining bit which is less convenient. so pick your method of hassle.
blend. my blender has a frozen drinks button which is wayy too easy. blend till it is smooth.
pour and serve. i apologize my presentation leaves much to be desired. but the drink doesn’t require a lot of presentation to be good. it just IS.
Thank you Martin Cate. You rule.
I like all three of these versions I post here for you. Really, I like every version of this song i have ever heard. It’s like a sipping on an Island Mai Tai at Forbidden Island. Which by the way I was able to do with my lovely wife this last weekend. Dinner at King of Thai restaurant. Really doesn’t get much better than this for this little cowboy.
The original version or at least the song performed by its co-creator Duke Ellington. Very solid.
The Martin Denny version. So much fun.
The first version I ever heard for the song by Wynton. Perfect.
I have really been enjoying watching Three Sheets on Mojo. But you don’t even need an HDTV to watch him. You can watch him on Hulu. The guy is funny. Like someone I would have hung out with in my wild seldom mentioned college days.
I didn’t drink back then, but IF I did. I would be all Steve Mckenna’ed with him every night.
I’m going to make it even easier to watch it by embedding episode one season one here on miceland. Cause that’s how I roll!
Just got this in the mail. I think I’m going to make a Suffering Bastard. I have had an eXcellent one at Forbidden Island.