Bring back the Summer with ODK Banana

Tired of cold-weather ingredients? Banana Cocktails are the answer! Yes, you read that right, banana cocktails. Banana is a very unique flavour and can conjure up thoughts of tropical climates, warmer times and that summer holiday, which now seems so far away.

There is a quite an extensive range of cocktails out there made with banana flavourings, banana syrup or banana cocktail puree. The Tiki Tik and the Banana Colada are two of our favourites.

However, even in the world of Tiki where tropical flavours are a main ingredient, Banana still doesn’t pop up as much as you would expect. We don’t think banana gets its fair say when it comes to cocktails – so call this our ‘Ode to Banana’ perhaps:

Tiki Tik

45ml white rum

20ml ODK Banana Syrup

10ml Lemon Juice

100ml Ginger Beer

Build on ice, top with ginger beer. Garnish and serve.

Banana Colada

50ml white rum

40ml pineapple juice

10ml ODK Coconut Fruit Puree

10ml ODK Banana Fruit Puree

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice, shake hard and strain into a Tiki mug.

Banana Puree vs Fresh Banana

Whereas some bartenders prefer to opt for fresh banana mashed to a pulp, most will opt for a banana cocktail puree. The majority of bartenders will opt for these as they provide high quality, full bodied flavour, and efficiency in serving times – compared to fresh fruit or freshly made fruit purees.  In fact the quality of fruit purees is so high today that it is hard to notice the difference.

Here at ODK we also stand head and shoulders above the competition on serving efficiency. Our unique bottle and cap design means that, unlike other cocktail fruit purees, you simply need to give our cocktail puree a shake, pop the cap, and use; no form of decanting or other preparation required! It doesn’t get much quicker and easier than that.

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