Tally Me Banana

Recipe by Greg Williamson

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Harleston Green Scotch
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1/2 oz. Spiced Banana Syrup (2:1)*
  • 1/2 oz. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash Bittermans Xolocatl Mole Bitters

Preparation: Add ingredients to shaker, wet shake, dry shake, strain into chilled coupe.

*Spiced Banana Syrup (2:1)

  • 2 cups White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 Sliced Bananas
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 tbsp. Raw Honey
  • 1/2 tsp. Fennel Seed
  • 1 Star Anise

Bring ingredients to a slight boil, bring heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes. Strain ingredients, let cook for 30 minutes.

Garnish: Mint Crown, Orange Peel, Cayenne

Glassware: Coupe Glass

Cocktail Inspiration:

Tally Me Banana is a cocktail inspired purely off memories. Growing up in upstate N.Y. as a child the cooler months meant fresh baked bread. My favorite was spiced banana bread! I can still remember getting home from school and as soon as I cracked the door open I got hit by the smell of banana bread baking. It was so aromatic it would warm my body.

Being a bartender I frequently try to recreate things I grew up eating. Bananas with scotch isn’t always what comes to mind, however I dare you to try it! Please drink responsibly, and I hope you enjoy this little treat. CHEERS EVERYONE!!!