Saturday, April 16, 2011

Drink 93: Top Boston Banana Gold

Mrs. Bottle is here to write (one day earlier than normal) about today’s drink. This is a story of a beverage called the Top Banana that consists of vodka, crème de banana and orange juice. Our very faithful readers who also have great memories might recall a similar drink earlier this week called the Boston Gold. When I say similar, I mean it was made with vodka, crème de banana and orange juice. So here’s how this debacle of planning went down.
Top Banana Cocktail
The different glass couldn't fool us
Let me first explain the process for picking out drinks because it’s a fascinating tale of intrigue. Every Saturday I pour through the Mr. Boston guide to pick out each day’s drink for the following week. I try to vary them by ingredients (unless we have a theme going a la Cream Week) because it’s difficult to be hilarious and interesting about the same things only three days apart. However if we write similar things about similar drinks three WEEKS apart, all six of our readers might get a niggling feeling of déjà vu, but they’re not sure why. Crafty, right?

Now you’re wondering how the wheels fell off this carefully laid out plan? Two words: Mr. Bottle is at fault. I originally planned for a coffee drink last night and Mr. Bottle made a face when I told him what we were drinking. Then when I gave him a choice of three alternative drinks, he chose the Top Banana. So he single-handedly unscrewed those lug nuts and hence the wheels went flying. He might try to offer excuses like “Mrs. Bottle wasn’t interested in that coffee drink either” or “Mrs. Bottle made me choose the drink without knowing the ingredients”. While these excuses are both inspired by actual events, one might say that one could have asked what the ingredients of the drink were and then changed one’s choice.

Bottom line is Mr. Bottle ruined it and then made me write the blog about the Top Banana, a drink that was pretty tasty, with lots more banana flavor than the Boston Gold.

Overall Rating for the Top Banana

Taste: 4 – Just like Boston Gold
Presentation: 4 – Just like Boston Gold
Ease of Preparation: 4 – Just like Boston Gold
Drinks Until Blackout: 8 – 14% Alcohol – Not just like Boston Gold


1 oz Vodka
1 oz Crème de Banana
2 oz Orange Juice

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