dirty banana cocktail

Dirty Banana Cocktail Recipe

The Dirty Banana: A Tropical Milkshake with a Kick 🌴
Craving a poolside companion that's a step above the usual Piña Colada or Bushwacker? Enter the Dirty Banana—a delightful blend of aged rum, banana, coffee liqueur, and creamy half-and-half. While its origins are a bit of a mystery, this Caribbean favorite is just as delicious at home as it is at a resort swim-up bar.
The key to the Dirty Banana's rich, tropical flavor lies in its quality ingredients. Aged rum adds a caramel depth, while the banana liqueur and Kahlúa bring sweetness and complexity.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients – What’s in it?


Adjust Servings 1 serving

Instructions – How to make it:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender with a small (6-ounce) scoop of ice.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a Collins glass and garnish with a banana chunk.

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Pro Tips and Variations

  • Rum Choices: Opt for an aged rum for a richer flavor profile. Feeling adventurous? Try a spiced rum to add an extra layer of complexity.
  • Banana Wisdom: Don’t discard those browning bananas on your countertop. Their concentrated sweetness makes them ideal for this cocktail.
  • Liqueur Options: While Giffard Banane du Brésil or Tempus Fugit Crème de Banane are top picks, feel free to go for a more budget-friendly option like Bols or 99 Bananas.
Bonus Fact: Some Dirty Banana recipes even include a splash of chocolate syrup, transforming it into a drinkable dessert that’s hard to resist.


Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 909IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Course Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Cocktail, Drinks
Keyword Cocktail, Drink