Banana-lovers, rejoice! This little number by Kaleb Cribb at Atlanta’s Holeman and Finch is a perfect blend of simple, lovely flavors.
Protip: Those cheap, bright-yellow banana liqueurs (like 99 Bananas or DeKuyper) are pretty acrid and don’t taste much like real banana. You might want to hold out on this one until you can find a really good banana liqueur, since it makes up such a huge component of the drink. We’re huge fans of Giffard’s Banane du Bresil liqueur – we haven’t yet found a substitute that tastes anything like it.
Typically when we call for cream we mean sweet cream or half-and-half, something with 10-15% fat. That holds true here, but we’ve used regular milk and served it over ice for a lovely nightcap as well.
- 1½ part Brandy or Cognac
- 1 part Sweet cream or Milk
- 1 part Banana liqueur
- 1 whole Nutmeg
Shake everything (except the nutmeg) with ice and strain into a small, cold cocktail or coupe glass. Grate the nutmeg over the drink.
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