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What to Mix With Banana Rum: 10 Options (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on January 8, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Sometimes bananas can complicate the flavor of a drink, but not with a Banana Rum. This well-executed flavored rum can make delightful cocktails.

If you’re into tropical drinks but want something different from the usual concoctions, you can start with Banana Rum.

Here’s what to mix with Banana Rum, and expect to feel the summer topical vibes on your drink.

Top 10 Banana Rum Mixers You Shouldn’t Miss

10. Pineapple Juice

woman holding glass of pineapple juice

Recreate a classic Pineapple Rum Runner drink and elevate it by blending Banana Rum instead.

Prep Time: 2 minutes 

Total Time: 2 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Banana Rum
  • 2oz Pineapple Juice
  • ½oz Lime Juice

Instructions: Put all the ingredients in an ice-filled shaker, shake, then strain into a glass over ice.

Serving: 1

9. Mango Rum

Make a creamy smoothie fruit-infused drink called Banana Mango Tango using Banana Rum, Mango Rum, and some fruit slices.

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Total Time: 5 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Banana Rum
  • 2oz Mango Rum
  • ½oz Dark Rum 
  • 1oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1cup Frozen Mango chunks
  • ½cup Banana (peeled)

Instructions: Combine all the ingredients in a blender, add ice, then blend until it’s slushy. Pour and serve it in a martini glass with topped dark rum. 

Serving: 2

8. Ginger Ale

Glass of Ginger Ale on top of Wooden Table

Enjoy the Banana Rum twist with ginger ale in making a Banana Mule cocktail drink.

Prep Time: 2 minutes 

Total Time: 2 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Banana Rum
  • 4oz Ginger Ale
  • ½oz Lime Juice 

Instructions: Add rum and lime juice in a mule mug filled with ice, then top with the ginger ale.

Serving: 1

7. Lemon Lime Soda

Glass of Lemon Lime Soda on top of a Wooden Table

Feel the breeze in your drink with this Caribbean-inspired Tropical Breeze Rum cocktail.

Prep Time: 2 minutes 

Total Time: 2 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Banana Rum
  • 2oz Lemon-lime Soda
  • 4oz Pineapple Juice

Instructions: Pour the rum and juice into a highball glass with ice, top with lemon-lime soda, then serve.

Serving: 1

6. Coconut Cream

Glass of Coconut Cream on a Wooden Table

Turn coconut cream and Banana Rum into a slushy Banana Pina Colada cocktail.

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Total Time: 5 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 1oz Banana Rum
  • 2oz Coconut Cream
  • 4oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1pc Banana (peeled)

Instructions: Put all the ingredients in a blender, add ice, then blend until it’s slushy. Strain and serve it in a cocktail glass.

Serving: 1

5. Banana Liqueur

Banana Fruit and Liquer on a Wooden Board

Recreate the Banana Daiquiri cocktail by blending Banana Rum and banana liqueur with demerara sugar [1] or syrup as a sweetener.

“Best ideas come while sipping rum”

– Pavol Kazimir

Prep Time: 3 minutes 

Total Time: 3 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Banana Rum
  • ½oz Banana Liqueur
  • 1oz Lime Juice
  • Splash of Demerara Syrup 

Instructions: Add all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, then shake until chilled. Strain and serve it in a chilled coupe.

Serving: 1

4. Chocolate Syrup

Chocolate Syrup on a Glass Bowl

Make a frothy Dirty Banana cocktail with Banana Rum, coffee liqueur, and milk for a happy hour sweet treat.

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Total Time: 5 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Banana Rum
  • 1-2oz Chocolate Syrup
  • ¾oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 2oz Heavy Cream
  • 1pc Banana (peeled)

Instructions: Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until thick and creamy. Pour into a glass and serve with an optional whipped cream on top.

Serving: 1

3. Milk

pouring milk on a glass

Mix your Banana Rum with milk and ice cream and create a creamy Banana Rum Milkshake.

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Total Time: 5 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Banana Rum
  • 2oz Milk
  • 4scoops Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions: Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until it’s smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass, then serve immediately.

Serving: 1

2. Coconut Rum

Bacardi Coconut Rum Bottle and a Glass

Indulge a hot summer day with Banana Coconut Rum Punch blended with coconut rum and pineapple juice, and add a layer of color with grenadine. [2]

Prep Time: 3 minutes 

Total Time: 3 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Banana Rum
  • 1oz Coconut Rum
  • 4oz Pineapple Juice
  • Splash of Grenadine

Instructions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, except for grenadine. Shake and pour it into a lowball glass. Slowly add the grenadine to the edge of the glass, then serve.

Serving: 1

1. Cola 

Bottle of Coca-Cola

Instead of banana schnapps, use Banana Rum to recreate a Banana Rum Coke cocktail drink. 

Prep Time: 2 minutes 

Total Time: 2 minutes 

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Banana Rum
  • 5-6oz Cola

Instructions: Pour Banana rum into an ice-filled highball glass, then top with cola. Serve with an optional lime wedge.

Serving: 1

FAQs

What brands offer Banana rum?

Malibu, Blue Chair Bay, Cruzan, and Largo Bay are some brands offering Banana rum.

What does Banana rum taste like?

Banana rum taste like a combination of light creamy rum and a sweet punch of banana flavor.

Can Banana rum get you drunk?

Yes, Banana rum can get you drunk because, like any other flavored liqueur, it contains alcohol.

Final Say 

We’re surprised how these mixers turn out perfectly good with Banana Rum in cocktails. You can take a break from the usual fruit concoctions and add Banana Rum into the spotlight.

Whether you’re having a summer party or a nightcap drink, these Banana Rum cocktail recipes will make a great tropical twist on your favorite classic drink.

References:

  1. https://doctor.ndtv.com/living-healthy/what-is-demerara-sugar-is-it-better-than-white-sugar-1863091 
  2. https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/grenadine 

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