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Last year I reviewed the Cocktail Cookbook by Oskar Kinberg, a brilliant book of cocktail sophistication. Oskar says this one beverage is his favorite in the entire book: a marriage of rum, milk, sugar, banana and, yes, a fig leaf. That fig leave provides a flavor, not of fig, but coconut, just a hint of coconut.

I know, it is winter and this beverage might seem summery [think banana milkshake], but it is also time each weekend to watch the trek to the Super Bowl. This is a happy way to celebrate that journey. Banana up! Sit back, watch, cheer, and go for a first down and second pour.

Adam and Eve Banana Cocktail

Yield: 1 beverage


  • 1 ½ fluid ounces Diplomatico Anejo or other aged rum
  • 8 fluid ounces milk
  • 1 ⅔ounces simple syrup
  • ½ banana
  • ½ fig leaf
  • Banana crisp for garnish


Blend all ingredients in a blender on high speed for 15 seconds. Add a small scoop of crushed ice and blend for 5 more seconds. The ice will melt and chill the drink. Pour the drink through a fine sieve directly into your serving glass to remove the bits of fig leaf.

Source: Cocktail Cookbook by Oskar Kinberg [Quatro 2016]