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Jan. 31st, 2008 | 11:01 pm
posted by: rainstride in fursthatdrink

Well, now that I'm a member of this group, I figure I'd kick things off right: with a bit of a buzz and a few questions regarding the title drink.

So my housemates and I just purchased a blender today, and we thought we'd break it in by making some banana daiquiris.  However, since Wal-mart is our main source of alcohol ... *shudders* ... our choices of ingredients was slightly limited.

So far we've only taken one crack at it, blending a Banana, Ice, Bacardi Superior Rum, Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum, and Water (despite my objections).  As any of you slightly more experienced drinkers may have guessed, we kinda missed the mark.  The water was obviously a bad idea, but we were able to patch it up a little bit by adding a some Milk.  Doing that helped to add a little creaminess and take the edge off the rum.

This leaves us with a few dilemmas to solve before we make another attempt:
- Choice of rum ... One of my housemates contends that using primarily Bacardi Superior with an additional shot of Captain Spiced (as we did tonight) is the way to go.  However, I disagree, thinking that either Captain Spiced, one of the Parrot Bay Rums alone might better complement the banana flavor and be slightly less overwhelming.
- We've seen several different recipies online, but the ones that sound slightly more appealing contain more uncommon ingredients that we don't have access to, such as banana liqueur.  This leaves us with several options to pick for the ingredient that helps add a bit of creaminess in it's absence.  We are currently considering the use of Milk, Cream, and/or Sugar, possibly along with TripleSec or some Lime Juice to de-emphasize the rum.
- During our discussions, we've also tossed around a few things that would be available to us once we all venture back to our respective hometowns of KC and STL.  I'm wondering if a chocolate liqueur might be good, seeing how chocolate + bananas = yum!  Of course, we'd also be able to obtain the desired banana liqueur or just about anything else that you other furs might suggest.

I know we're probably over-analyzing this, but when you live in Rolla, there's not much to do but go to Wal-Mart, play video games and drink ... oh, and occasionally go to class.  Still, any feedback or suggestions that could be tossed my way would be greatly appreciated ^.^



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from: valorion
date: Feb. 1st, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)

Chocolate + Banana is really good! Yama makes a shot that's a blend of the two and it's muy nummy. MUY!

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from: rainstride
date: Feb. 2nd, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)

A bit of a follow up:

We found a friend whose house was slightly better stocked than ours, so we were able to experiment with chocolate liqueur and came up with the following mix:

1 Banana
1/2 cup crushed ice
1.5 oz Bacardi Superior Rum
1.5 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
1.0 oz Milk
1 tsp Sugar

The taste of rum is still just a little too dominant for my tastes, but apart from that, I think we did pretty well with this combination.

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from: rozberk
date: Feb. 2nd, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)

Good stuff!

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