This Banana Rum Cocktail Will Take Your Taste Buds to the Beach

Get ready for a new favorite cocktail! Check out this easy banana rum drink you'll want seconds of.

If you’re anything like me, there are few things more relaxing after a long work week than kicking my feet up, turning on a movie and indulging in a fun and fruity beverage. Hello, at-home vacation. As much as I love a Mai Tai or Pina Colada, sometimes I like to switch it up a bit. That’s when I pull out my secret cocktail ingredient: banana rum.

Banana rum is a light rum that benefits from the sweet tropical flavor of banana. I prefer Kenny Chesney’s brand, Blue Chair Bay, for my liquor cabinet because it also contains toasted coconut and spices for a well-rounded flavor that’ll send your taste buds right to the beach.

My go-to cocktail for banana rum is an easy punch that uses ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen. Keep reading to see what goes in it.

Psst! Here are some seriously good cocktails you’ll want to serve at your next party.

How to Make Banana Rum Punch


  • Ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup banana rum (we like Blue Chair Bay’s)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine syrup
  • 3 tablespoons lemon-lime soda

Yield: 1 serving


  • Shaker

Step 1: Fill Shaker

First, fill your shaker about three-fourths full of ice cubes. Then pour in your banana rum, fruit juices and grenadine.

Test Kitchen Tip: You can turn this cocktail into a mocktail by substituting the banana rum for banana juice.

Step 2: Shake

Place the cover on your shaker (don’t forget the strainer!) and shake the cocktail until condensation forms, about 15 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a glass of your choosing and top with soda.

Serving Ideas for Banana Rum Drinks

Take your cocktail to the next level with some simple upgrades.

  • Feel like you’re truly on the beach with some tropical garnishes. Skewer a slice of pineapple, orange and a maraschino cherry with a mini parasol and place against the glass’ rim.
  • If you prefer a blended drink, add your ingredients to a blender along with about half a cup of ice. Blend on high until smooth, then serve in the glass of your choice.
  • Add some Polynesian flair by serving your cocktail in one of these Tiki-inspired glasses.
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Caroline Stanko
As Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.