Sunday, February 5, 2012

Banana Puddin-tini

One of my favorite things about this blog is finding special drinks for every occassion.

A couple weekends ago, Kirstin suggested that we come up with a drink for her Curious George baby shower that she threw for a few of her friends.


The search was on for some kind of yellow-ish, lemon-ish, or banana-ish drink for the party.

And thanks to Lisa Huff on Snappy Gourmet I found just the thing:

a Banana Puddin-tini!

I know, I know, a lot of people aren't banana-flavor-lovers
(unless you're like my bff, Liz, she'd probably confess that the banana milkshake from Chick-fil-A was her kryptonite)
but the overall consensus was still extremely favorable, so I think you'll be pleasantly surprised,
or, at the very least, make it for your banana-loving friends.

Here's what you need for our version of this banana-fabulousness:
1/3 c milk (we used 2%)
2 T Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka
1 t JELL-O Banana Cream instant pudding mix
crushed Nilla Wafers
low-fat cool whip
a Nilla Wafer for garnish (mini works better)

serves 1

Here's how to do it:
First, dip the rim of the glass into caramel sauce/cool whip (you can use either...Snappy Gourmet used caramel sauce-yum! We forgot it at home (cool), so in a pinch we used the cool whip and it worked out magnificently). After it's lightly coated, dip the rim into the crushed wafers. ** do this first so that your glass is ready for the drink once it's mixed.

Once your glass is rimmed, pour the milk, pudding mix, and vodka into your cocktail shaker over ice. Shake, shake, shake.

Then pour into your glass, top with cool whip, garnish with a whole wafer, and sip your little monkey heart out.

(To make a mocktail, or one "without sauce", obviously just leave out the vodka.
Just a word of caution though, these will be much more pudding-esque since the alcohol is what keeps it more liquefied. But it didn't seem like the pregnant ladies/non-drinkers minded all that much).

There you go friends, go bananas! (I'm such a dork)


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