Parasol (Banana Daquiri) on Fire

We originally bought Giffard’s banana liqueur solely for the purpose of making I Love Lamp, a cocktail featured in Imbibe. Since then, it has slowly been creeping into a lot of cocktails that we make.

I ran across the Parasol banana daquiri recipe on Steve the Bartender’s site and wanted to try it out. The first try (following the recipe exactly), to be honest, was a little too banana and a little too sweet. The Giffard liqueur, though less sweet than others, still needs some tamping down in my opinion and it’s very hard to make a cocktail I like with a full 3/4 oz pour of it. And any time a recipe calls for rum, I find it very hard to resist the urge to add some Rum Fire to it (usually not a full-on replacement because it then overwhelms the cocktail).

The following recipe was the version was what I ended up with and liked… a lot.

Parasol… on Fire

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Rum Fire
  • 1.25 oz sweeter rum (e.g. El Dorado 15 Rum)
  • 0.25 oz Giffard’s Banana Liqueur
  • 0.75 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.25 oz pineapple juice

Glass

Cocktail Glass

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker
  • Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass
  • Skip the garnish and drink it because it’s very delicious

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