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Bananarum and Chocolate Old Fashioned
by MyBeverageGuide

Recipe & Ingredients

  • 60 ml: Discarded Banana Peel Rum (banana rum)
  • 1 bar spoon: Demerara Syrup Rich (2/1) (demerara syrup)
  • 1 bar spoon: Chocolate Bitter (chocolate bitters)


Dessert Modern Twist
Glassware: Rocks
Ice: ice ball for the serving glass


build in / stir


  • 1x blood orange zest, Press the oils out of the orange peel by squeezing the zest over the serving glass. Drop the garnish into the drink.

Drink Description

<<The Banana & Chocolate Old Fashioned is a lovely dessert combination with a vast load of banana and decent chocolate flavor.>>

Mixing Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients (except the garnish !) in a rocks glass filled with one large ice ball.
  2. Stir until chilled, for about 30 seconds.
  3. Express an citrus twist over the drink and drop it into the glass.

Detailed Recipe Instructions

  1. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  2. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  3. Prepare your garnish.
  4. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  5. Add one ice ball into the serving glass.
  6. Pour all ingredients into the chilled serving glass.
  7. Stir until chilled, for about 30 seconds.
  8. Express an citrus twist over the drink and drop it into the glass.
  9. Clean up your working station.

Mixing Tips


  • If you use a large ice ball, after removing it from the freezer, let it stay for some minutes. Otherwise, it might crack once you pour the liquid over the ice ball.


  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.

Alcoholic Ingredients

  • If you use cocktail bitters in a drink, just use them carefully. Then it will be tricky to balance the drink. 1 or 2 dashes, even some more drops, could misbalance the mixed drink to the more herbal/bitter side.


  • Be careful and confident if you want to zest a citrus fruit with a zest peeler!

Mise en Place


ice ball for the serving glass

Bar Equipment:

Bar Spoon
Zest Peeler
Mixing Glass


1x blood orange zest

Editor Recipe Notes

So we run over the Brand of Discarded. We tried their products without even knowing about the company. Usually, I don’t keep appointments with a spirit company.
We have no more space on the bar shelf, and you can not invent the wheel. But discarded banana peel rum was something different. We like the idea that they used dried banana peels to infuse their rum.
The rum is, by the way, very high quality. The rum was used to infuse casks with their flavor and finish some whisky. And the combination of banana, rum, and chocolate is again a no-brainer.
It’s slightly sweet, so best enjoyed as a dessert.

Essential Infos

Bananarum and Chocolate Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Bar Technique:
zest a fruit

Ingredients by Category:

banana rum
demerara syrup
chocolate bitters

blood orange zest


Flavour and Texture


Chocolate (Cocoa)


dark chocolate