Coconana (Dark Rum with Bananas)
- SERVINGS: ONE 16-OUNCE DRINK
Gary and Mardee Haidin Regan love both piña coladas and banana daiquiris, so we combined the two. Dark rum is best, but light rum will suffice.
- 2 ripe bananas, coarsely chopped
- 3 ounces dark rum
- 1/4 cup canned coconut cream
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Combine the ingredients in a blender and 3whir on high speed until the mixture is thoroughly pureed.
- With the blender running, slowly add more ice cubes, no more than three at a time. Listen carefully to the sound of the machine. When the machine resumes its normal pitch rather than sounding gravelly, look at the drink. You will notice a vortex in the center of the mixture. Keep adding ice until the vortex disappears and the mixture looks smooth.
- Turn off the blender and stir the mixture with a long spoon or a chopstick. Replace the lid and turn on the blender. The vortex will reappear. Keep adding ice cubes, two or three at a time, until it disappears.
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