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Banana Hammock by @melscraftcocktails

Banana Hammock by @melscraftcocktails

Banana Hammock is the perfect concoction for a delightful mid-afternoon pick-me-up. This tropical-inspired cocktail combines the rich flavors of aged rum, coffee liqueur, banana liqueur, and a homemade tiki spiced syrup. Here's how you can enjoy this exotic libation:


  • 1.5 oz aged rum (We used @eldoradorums 5 yr)
  • 1 oz old_harbor Ampersand coffee liqueur
  • 0.5 oz banana liqueur
  • 0.5 oz tiki spiced syrup *
  • 5 banana chips
  • Garnish: banana leaf, additional banana chips


  1. Start by taking 5 banana chips and combining them with the aged rum in a shaker. Let this mixture sit for 10 minutes to infuse the flavors.

  2. After the rum has absorbed the banana essence, add the old_harbor Ampersand coffee liqueur, banana liqueur, and tiki spiced syrup to the shaker. Don't forget to toss in some ice to chill the ingredients.

  3. Give it a vigorous shake to ensure all the flavors are well combined and the cocktail is refreshingly cold.

  4. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.

  5. For that tropical touch, garnish your Banana Hammock with a banana leaf and a few more banana chips.

To make the tiki spiced syrup, follow these simple steps:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of water, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1 tablespoon of allspice, 1 teaspoon of cloves, and freshly grated nutmeg.

  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then remove it from the heat, cover, and let it sit for 10 minutes.

  3. Strain the syrup to remove the spices and stir in 1/2 cup of sugar.

The Banana Hammock cocktail is a real treat for your taste buds. The aged rum adds depth and complexity, while the coffee liqueur provides a rich and aromatic coffee flavor. The banana liqueur and chips bring a delightful tropical sweetness to the mix, and the tiki spiced syrup infuses the drink with warm, exotic spices.It's perfect for sipping on a sunny afternoon or as a unique addition to your cocktail repertoire. Cheers to tropical vibes and exotic flavors! 🍹🌴


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