Baily’s Banana Banger

Summer time is sipping time and here’s a little something to throw in that blender with some crushed iced!

  • 2 ripe bananas cut into chunks
  • 6 oz banana liquor
  • 6 oz Baily’s Irish cream
  • 6 oz coconut cream
  • 4 cups crushed ice

Break out the blender and combine the bananas and banana liqueur; blend until smooth. Blend in the Irish cream and coconut cream (Make sure the coconut cream is at room temperature, or you will not be able to pour it). Finally, add the ice and blend until smooth.

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Lime Sauce and Andy Murrays

I mentioned on Sunday that we made a pitcher of ‘Andy Murrays’ to enjoy during the Wimbledon Men’s Final. So, I figured I would share the secret with you all, only if you promise not to tell anyone else. It’s just between us friends… right? We start by making a simple lime sauce before hand.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼  cup fresh squeezed lime juice (pulp is ok here)

In a saucepan, bring water, sugar, and cornstarch to a boil. Boil this for about a minute to get everything all dissolved. Now add the lime juice. Bring to a boil and cook for another 1 or 2 minutes. Remove this from the heat and store in the fridge.

Use the lime sauce for the Andy Murray

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup gin
  • 2 cups of tonic
  • ¼  cup lime sauce
  • A pitcher

In a nice glass pitcher, combine the ingredients and give it a gentle stir.  I like to serve these in a lowball glass without ice. This yields a service of four.

And here’s what you’ll feel like when you’re drinking it!

Andy Murray

Andy Murray