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Banana Margarita

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This Banana Margarita is a great way to liven up any Cinco De Mayo gathering or just to enjoy on a hot day.

Banana Margarita in a serving glass, garnished with Nilla Wafers.

The combination of banana and tequila is surprisingly delicious, and the addition of triple sec gives this drink an extra bit of tartness and sweetness.

If you love a delicious adult beverage to relax with at the end of the day, then this is the recipe for you. If you are looking for another delicious cocktail recipe, check out this Classic Frozen Margarita recipe.

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The Benefits of Banana in a Cocktail 

I love to use banana slices in cocktails, because bananas are naturally sweet and full of nutrients such as potassium. This tasty cocktail is a great example of how well tequila and banana can go together. 

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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This fruity and flavorful margarita is the perfect beverage to enjoy during a Cinco de Mayo celebration or on a warm day. 

  •  This drink is easy and quick to make.
  •  You’ll have so much fun making this drink and feeling like a real bartender.
  •  It’s always a hit at parties because everyone loves bananas and vanilla wafers!

If you are looking for another cocktail recipe, check out this Sugar Plum Fairy Cocktail recipe.

🥘 Ingredients

Banana Margarita ingredients.

To make this refreshing cocktail, you will only need a few simple ingredients to help you make it. All of the ingredients can be picked up at your local grocery store or liquor store. 

Tequila: Pick up a bottle of your favorite tequila at the liquor store. I like to use a high quality tequila, but use what you prefer. 

Triple Sec: This citrus liqueur will add such a sweet and tangy flavor to your drink. 

Coconut Cream: This is a canned cream that you can purchase at your grocery store. Make sure you get cream and not coconut milk. 

Banana: You will need a ripe whole banana for this great drink recipe. 

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🔀 Substitutions

Tequila: Use mezcal or vodka for a slight variation in flavor. 

Triple Sec: If you don’t have triple sec, use lime juice and simple syrup. 

🌈 Variations / Options / Add-Ins

You can easily customize this cocktail to make it your own. Here are a few of my favorite variations: 

Mango: Add in 1 cup of mango puree or nectar to the blender when making the drink. 

Strawberry Banana: Use a combination of strawberry and banana for an extra fruity drink. 

 Coconut: Add a splash of coconut rum to give your drink a tropical twist. 

If you like drinks that use coconut cream, you should try this Coconut Lime Margarita.

🥄 Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few minutes of prep time and a couple kitchen tools to help you make this bananarita recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy margaritas in no time at all. 

🔪 How to Make This Banana Margarita 

Making this banana cocktail is so simple, just follow the instructions below and you will have a sweet and refreshing drink that the adults in your family will love, in no time at all. 

Step 1: Add the banana and ice to a blender 

Peel the banana and add it and the ice to a blender. 

Step 2: Mix together the cream and sugar 

In a small bowl combine the coconut cream and sugar, and mix until the sugar is dissolved. 

Step 3: Pour ingredients into the blender

Pour the coconut cream mixture and vanilla extract into the blender.

ice, banana, coconut cream mixture and vanilla extract in a glass bowl.

Step 4: Add the alcohol to the blender

Add in the triple sec and tequila.

Triple Sec is being poured into the glass bowl.

Step 5: Blend until smooth

Blend until combined and the ice is crushed.

using an immersion blender, ingredients are blended in a glass bowl.

Step 6: Make the sugar rim

Rim the glass with some of the margarita, and then dip the glass in sugar. 

Step 7: Garnish and serve

Pour margarita into your serving glass. Garnish with Nilla Wafers and serve.

Banana Margarita in a serving glass, garnished with Nilla Wafers.

🍽️ Serving Suggestions

I love to serve this delicious drink with a meal like these Air Fryer Enchiladas and a side of these Air Fryer Tortilla Chips and salsa.

closeup of Banana Margarita in a serving glass, garnished with Nilla Wafers.

👩‍🍳 Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that this cocktail turns out perfectly for you. 

  • Be sure to not over blend the drink, as it can make it too frothy. 
  • Make sure you use a high quality tequila for the best flavor. 
  • For an extra kick, add a splash of jalapeno or habanero infused tequila. 
  • Make sure that you use ripe or extra ripe bananas for this recipe. 
  • You could also garnish your glass with a lime wedge or lemon slice. 
  • For even more banana flavor, swap out the triple sec for banana liqueur.

❓ Recipe FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

How to store

This drink is best enjoyed right away. It may become discolored and watery if stored in the fridge.

Can I use vodka instead of tequila?

Yes, you can definitely substitute vodka for the tequila if you want a different flavor.

Can I use coconut milk instead of cream?

No, it’s important to use the cream as it won’t be as thick or creamy if you use milk.

🙏 Pairing

These are my favorite dishes to serve with this Banana Margarita:

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📋 Recipe

Banana Margarita

Corinne Schmitt
This Banana Margarita is sweet, creamy, and super refreshing. It’s a great drink to make for Cinco De Mayo.
5 from 19 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 Drink
Calories 590 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Small bowl
  • margarita glasses

Ingredients
  

  • 1 shot Tequila
  • ½ shot Triple Sec
  • 1 large banana
  • cup coconut cream canned
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups ice
  • Nilla Wafers to top

Instructions
 

  • Peel the banana and add it and the ice to a blender.
  • In a small bowl, combine the coconut cream and sugar, and mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour the coconut cream mixture and vanilla extract into the blender.
  • Add in the triple sec and tequila.
  • Blend until combined and the ice is crushed.
  • Rim the glass with some of the margarita, and then dip the glass in sugar.
  • Pour margarita into your serving glass.
  • Garnish with Nilla Wafers and serve.

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Notes

  • Be sure to not over blend the drink as it can make it too frothy.
  • Make sure you use a high quality tequila for the best flavor.
  • For an extra kick, add a splash of jalapeno or habanero infused tequila.
  • Make sure that you use ripe or extra ripe bananas for this recipe.
  • You could also garnish your glass with a lime wedge, or lemon slice.
  • For even more banana flavor, swap out the triple sec for banana liqueur.

Nutrition

Calories: 590kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 4gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 31mgPotassium: 693mgFiber: 5gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 76IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
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