BBC-Bailey’s Banana Colada

BBC – Bailey’s, Banana Colada, I think. We’ve enjoyed several BBC’s while on vacation, but whenever you ask what BBC stands for, you get a different description – usually involving the C. Some say coconut, some say colada, but we say, whatever it is, it’s GOOD.

We tried several different recipes, but played around a little with them and came up with one that we really like. Here it is – enjoy!!

BBC - Banana Bailey's Colada Rum Recipe

BBC (Bailey’s Banana Colada)
(makes 2)

1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 oz. banana rum (we used Cruzan) or banana liqueur
1 oz. coconut cream
2 oz. dark rum
1 banana
drizzle of chocolate syrup
1 to 1  1/2 c. ice

Blend all ingredients (except the chocolate syrup) in a blender and blend until smooth. Drizzle a little chocolate syrup around the inside of a martini glass, then pour the blended mix slowly in the center of the glass.

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BBC-Bailey's Banana Colada
 
BBC - Bailey's Banana Colada. A delicious and creamy blend of banana and banana rum, Bailey's, coconut creme and dark rum.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 oz. banana rum (we used Cruzan) or banana liqueur
  • 1 oz. coconut cream
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 1 banana
  • Drizzle of chocolate syrup
  • 1 to 1-1/2 c. ice
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients (except the chocolate syrup) in a blender and blend until smooth. Drizzle a little chocolate syrup around the inside of a martini glass, then pour the blended mix slowly in the center of the glass.


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Blue Hawaiian

 The color of this tropical concoction is as blue as the turquoise waters of the tropics and the taste will take you back to some of your favorite beach vacations… Okole Maluna! (Bottoms up in Hawaiian)

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(makes one)

1 oz. light rum
2 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. blue curacao
1 oz. coconut creme
1 slice pineapple or cherry

Blend light rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut with one cup ice in an electric blender at high speed. Pour into a glass and garnish with pineapple slice or a cherry.

Lava Flow

Aloha! We enjoyed a Lava Flow on vacation in Hawaii a while back and loved the banana, coconut, strawberry (and rum of course!) taste. Because we add ice to the banana, coconut and pineapple mix, it makes a nice, light and frozen concoction. Close your eyes while you sip and you might even hear the palm trees rustling in the gentle Hawaiian breeze…

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Lava Flow
(makes one)

1 oz. coconut rum
1 oz. light rum
1 small banana (or half of one large)
2 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. coconut cream
2 oz fresh strawberries (about 2 large)
1/2 c. ice

Blend the banana, pineapple juice, coconut cream and ice in a blender until smooth and frothy and save in a glass. Slightly blend the strawberries and rums in a blender and pour in a small hurricane glass. Slowly pour the banana, pineapple and coconut cream blend on top of the strawberry and rum mix and watch as the strawberry mix swirls up into the lighter mixture looking a bit like a lava flow! Garnish with a strawberry or slice of pineapple.

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10 Best Tropical Rum Drinks

Why is it that the taste of a tropical rum drink can sometimes transport us right back to a hammock on a beautiful beach or a great time with friends at one of our favorite beach bars? Still, whenever I taste a Piña Colada, I can close my eyes and almost feel a light sea breeze blowing while lounging on our boat in the evening during our first BVI sail….

We’ve put together a list of 10 Best Tropical Rum Drinks – those that we remember fondly from our past vacations in the sun. What tropical rum drinks would make your list?

1. Piña Colada

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Can’t remember the first one I sampled, but this is one frozen concoction of pineapple, coconut and rum is one that brings us right back to the islands…This one was enjoyed at The Top Of The Baths, Virgin Gorda.

Piña Colada Recipe

2. The Painkiller

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We sampled our first Painkiller when there was a Pusser’s in Cruz Bay on St. John many years ago…  It has now become one of our favorites and is available in MANY bars in the Caribbean – especially anywhere in the VI. Oh, it also has a pretty tasty cousin – The Nilla Killa!
Painkiller Recipe

3. Caribbean Rum Punch

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We’ve sampled SO many rum punches from tropical locales far and wide that we should be some kind of Rum Punch experts by now. Every place seems to have their own “secret” recipe, but can’t seem to find too many we don’t care for. The difference? The type of rum used and the different fruit juices. One word? YUM!
Caribbean Rum Punch Recipe

4. Frozen Rum Runners

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Just plain awesome. Nothing quite cools ya off as well as a Frozen Rum Runner on a hot tropical day. The non frozen variety are great as well, but the frozen ones, well, kinda like a slushee with a REALLY good kick!
Frozen Rum Runners Recipe

5. Bushwhacker

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Bushwackers’s. Oh. my. I sampled my first Bushwacker atop Paradise Point in St. Thomas many, many years ago and was pretty much hooked. I mean, who wouldn’t be? Chocolate, rum and the amazing overlook of Charlotte Amalie – wow, paradise.
Bushwacker Recipe

6. Bahama Mama

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Pretty much tastes like a tropical paradise! Rum, rum and more rum, lemon juice, pineapple juice AND Kahlua. Careful – this one packs one large tropical kick!
Bahama Mama Recipe

7. Mojito

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Well, if you’ve been following us long, you already know that we are nuts for mojitos. Pictured here is the Perfect Mojito (our favorite) although we’ve posted a ton of fruity variations that are all quite tasty! Check our post: 10 Mojito Variations for other delicious Mojito Recipes!
Perfect Mojito Recipe

8. Banana Daiquiri

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Creamy banana goodness mixed with rum? Ahhh… yes. Here’s one that we really enjoyed at Saba Rock Resort in the BVI. Maybe the great view had something to do with it??
Banana Daiquiri Recipe

9. Mai Tai

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Aloha! First sampled on a dinner cruise in Hawaii, this wonderful concoction brings back memories of swaying palm trees and the sound of the ukelele … Requires a few more ingredients than some of the other tropical rum drinks listed, but well worth it!
Mai Tai Recipe

10. Dirty Banana

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One of the most searched for recipes on our website, this Jamaican delight must be a favorite with many of you. Dark rum, Tia Maria and rum cream liqueur all mixed in with a tasty banana. Ya mon!
Dirty Banana Recipe


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Pineapple Breeze

Pineapple, Coconut Rum and Orange Juice – must be the recipe for something smooth and tropical! This tasty frozen concoction will keep you hanging on – at least for a little while!  Enjoy!

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Pineapple Breeze
(makes one)

1/2 c. orange juice
1/2 c. fresh pineapple (canned can be substituted, but fresh tastes SO much better!)
1/2 c. soda water or lemon lime soda (we used soda water for a little less sweet taste)
2 oz. coconut rum
1 c. ice
nutmeg

Put orange juice pineapple, soda, coconut rum and ice in a blender. Blend ’til smooth and frothy. (We left little bitty chunks of pineapple, ’cause that’s just how we roll!) Pour in a glass, garnish with pineapple and nutmeg.

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Jamaican Me Crazy

We posted two recipe variations for the drink Jamaican Smile a while back, but recently were asked for a recipe for a drink called Jamaican Me Crazy. Happy to oblige, we did some research and came up with the following.  This one packs a punch with 2 shots of rum and 1 shot liqueur in each serving  but delivers a smooth tropical vibe with the banana liqueur and coconut rum…yum…
One of these could surely make-a-me-crazy…

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(makes 1)

1 oz light rum (we used Appleton White)
1 oz coconut rum
1 oz banana liqueur
1 oz cranberry juice
1 oz pineapple juice

Shake with ice, then pour over ice in a short glass.
Garnish with banana slices and pineapple.

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Rum Sex On The Beach

Last week, while having an after-golf beverage with friends, one person in the group asked the bartender (Rum Therapist) to surprise her with a refreshing tropical beverage with rum. He returned a short time later with a frothy, cold, pleasantly colored beverage that he called “his” version of Sex On The Beach – using rum instead of vodka. She sipped the beverage, sighed, then declared that it may in fact be better than the “real thing”. What?? Either she was REALLY thirsty, or this was one magical beverage!!

We asked the bartender (Rum Therapist) for the ingredients and set out to re-create this rumgasmic drink on our own!

The ingredients (sans measurements) given were: Malibu with a splash of spiced rum, fresh squeezed orange slice, cranberry splash and some pineapple juice. After comparing his recipe with the “typical” Sex On The Beach recipe, we came up with our own version using rum. Better than the real thing?? Hmmm….we’ll let you be the judge of that!

Rum Therapy Sex On The Beach
(makes 1)

1.5 oz. coconut rum
splash of spiced rum
1 oz. peach schnapps
2 oz. cranberry juice
2 oz. pineapple juice

Combine ingredients with ice, shake vigorously until frothy and pour into tall glass over ice. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

Witty Words and Clever Comments

We hit 4,000 Facebook friends last night and want to say thank you to all our wonderful Rum Therapy friends! Less than a year ago we started our Facebook page with just a few random pictures and a tropical drink recipe or two, wondering if people would enjoy dreaming about islands, rum drinks and escaping as much as we do. Judging by the participation on our page we see that there are a lot of “like-minded” Rum Bums out there and we love the way you interact with us through your comments on our posts!

Some of your comments make us chuckle and some make us sigh, “oh, yeah”. To say THANK YOU, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite recent comments and give one random person one of our new Quiet Please – In Session T-shirts.
There were SO many good comments that it really was hard to narrow them down to a few favorites! We love hearing how some of our beach pictures and tropical drink recipes help transport you back to a relaxing vacation experience – even if for just a moment! The shirt winner had a comment that we felt was especially relevant to our company name “Rum Therapy” – I mean, combining pirate with a therapeutic term….

Thanks again! We appreciate ALL of our Rum Therapy friends!! Here are just a few of your wonderful comments:

Runners up:

Holly Richardson-Ross commented on the Aug 27 post:…give me a minute & you should see me come into the lower right of this pic! :)

“Only worry in the world” post Aug. 30 had several funny comments:
Karen Whited Haun’s worry was
….what if somebody finds me?
Jim Thielen apparently had many worries: 1. How long is my sun-block good for?, 2. How Do They Make the Ice out here? 3. Who is going to turn my chair for me so I can follow the sun’s rays.. 4. Does anyone have cell signal to order in Rum when we run out!

And the “out of focus” post Aug. 29 brought out the wittiness in several of our friends!
Allan Large:
I think I see some EKG readings in there … all that rum has you too excited.

John McBride: I think I saw that at a Crosby, Stills,and Nash concert 30 years ago…..

And the Quiet Please – In Session shirt goes to…drumroll please… Steven who taught us about a pirate psychoanalytical remedy!

Steven Bart Hetfield:  What you have to do is employ a little bit of regressive drinking therapy Rum Therapy.=) Try the shots you may be able to remember doing and drink them until you retrieve this level of consciousness. This is an old pirate psychoanalytical remedy.

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Jamaican Smile

We’ve only had the pleasure of visiting Jamaica once – so far – and certainly enjoyed some fantastic tropical scenery along with some knock your socks off Rum Punches. We hadn’t, however, heard of such rum delights as the Jamaican Smile until Facebook friend Michele Huttenga Shippe asked for help in locating the recipe for the drink she had enjoyed during an apparently successful Rum Therapy session in Jamaica!

As we searched for the recipe, we were surprised at the variety of recipes found on the the web. We found one that looked pretty tasty and set out to make one. About that time, Facebook friend Jehmal David Hartwell posted a Jamaican Smile recipe for us. They were different enough that we thought we should create them both and do a taste test. In the end, they were quite different, but both really good. If you’ve had a Jamaican Smile, let us know which one tastes most like the one you tried – or let us know if you’ve been using a different recipe.

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Jamaican Smile Recipe #1
from FB friend Jehmal

(makes one)

1/2 banana
8 oz ice
4 oz pineapple juice
2 oz rum
1/2 oz strawberry syrup

Combine all ingredients and blend in a blender. Pour into glasses and garnish with a pineapple slice.


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Jamaican Smile Recipe #2
(makes one)

2 oz. rum cream
2 oz. coconut rum
4 oz. pineapple juice
1/8 c. frozen pina colada concentrate
1/8 c. frozen strawberry daiquiri concentrate
1/2 banana
Strawberry syrup
2.5 cups ice

Blend together in a blender until smooth, add more ice if needed. Pour into glasses and drizzle strawberry syrup on top.

 

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Shark Bite

We have a niece who is infatuated with sharks. Well, let me rephrase that. I think she’s actually scared to death of sharks and being the wonderful aunt and uncle that we are, we send shark birthday cards and forward shark pictures and articles we come across. Thoughtful, aren’t we??! So, this one’s for you Sammy!

Anyway, Sammy was kind enough to remind us earlier this week that is was, in fact, Shark Week again on the Discovery Channel! So, today when 10 Cane posted a Shark Bite Cocktail Recipe on Facebook, I thought it would be appropriate to try it out and of course post a picture or two along with the recipe.

It’s actually a beautiful looking drink, as long as you don’t really think of why someone thought it looked like a Shark Bite…

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Shark Bite
(makes one)

2 oz. 10 Cane Rum
3 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. grenadine

Shake the rum, orange juice and lime with ice. Strain into a glass. Gently pour the grenadine on the top.