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The Elvis – A Banana and Peanut Butter Cocktail

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Last Updated on October 21, 2020 by The ‘Noms.

 A tasty combo of peanut butter whiskey, scotch and banana infused sherry, this peanut butter drink is dedicated to Elvis’ favorite sandwich, peanut butter and banana!

 

 

In honor of Elvis Presley’s birthday month, we wanted to pay homage to his favorite food! It was a pan-fried sandwich of peanut butter and sliced banana, which got us thinking. Peanut butter whiskey, banana infused sherry, hmmm, we can work with this!
 
 
 
 
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What Ingredients are Needed for the Elvis Cocktail?

  • Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • Banana Infused Oloroso Sherry
  • Scotch
  • Chocolate and Coffee Bitters

 

 

So this Elvis cocktail was born! We started out with the sherry, and we knew we wanted a banana infusion in it. We thought the flavors of the sherry, it is a dry wine, with some tobacco and leather hints, we knew the banana would play well with those.

 
 
 

How Long to Infuse an Alcohol?

The length of infusion depends on how much you like banana: I think the infusion needs to be at least 3 days, but a week if you really want to bring out the banana notes. Just remember it does change the taste of the spirit, too.

 

 

 

 

 

How long does infused alcohol last?

On average, your ingredients should stay in the liquor for 2-5 days, though this will vary by the ingredient. Some more intense flavors will only need 2 days; less intense flavors should stay in the liquor for a full week or more. Do a taste test regularly to see if the flavors are where you want them.
 

 

 

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Does infused liquor need to be refrigerated?

Spirits like whiskey, rum, gin, vodka: they don’t need to be refrigerated because the high alcohol content preserves their integrity. And most liqueurs also have a satisfactorily high alcohol content, as well as sugar that also helps to keep the flavors preserved. Even wine is fine, as well! But if you are concerned, you can put it in the fridge!
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Does fruit go bad in alcohol?

No, they do lose their color and some flavor, but they will not go bad because the alcohol preserves it.

 

 

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Notes on Infusions

  • When we do infusions we tend to make them in smaller batches. Here we use 3/4 cup because I find the flavor is lost over time and we don’t need and entire bottle of banana flavored sherry!
  • Another reason to keep this batch smaller is due to the breakdown of the banana slices. They get a bit gooey if you let it sit for too long, as I said, 3 days is optimal.

 

 

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So, we knew that banana and peanut butter would play well. But, we thought even with the dry sherry, that the drink was too sweet. And then Jay thought about adding a bit of peated scotch. So, we did! We didn’t want too much smoke, so we then added some coffee chocolate bitters.

 

 

 

 

 

This really helped out alleviating the smoke and sweet flavors for sure. If you don’t have the combo coffee chocolate bitters, you can use some of each of the bottles. If you do that, we encourage more coffee than chocolate.

 

 

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Hope you enjoy this boozy whiskey tipple, and honor Elvis at the same time!

 

 

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The Elvis - A Banana and Peanut Butter Cocktail
Yield: 1

The Elvis - A Banana and Peanut Butter Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Infusion Time : 3 days
Total Time: 3 days 5 minutes

This peanut butter whiskey and banana infused sherry cocktail is a boozy tasty homage to Elvis!

Ingredients

  • 1.50 oz Banana Infused Oloroso Sherry
  • 1 oz Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey
  • .50 oz scotch whisky
  • 3 drops chocolate coffee bitters

Banana Infused Whiskey

  • 1/2 a medium banana, sliced
  • 6 oz Oloroso Sherry

Instructions

Banana Infused Sherry

  1. Place slices of banana in a jar, top with sherry. Let infuse for 72 hours.
  2. Strain out banana slices, throw away.

The Elvis Cocktail

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill.
  2. Strain out into coupe.
  3. Garnish with another banana slice, topped with sugar and bruleed.
  4. Cheers!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Carbohydrates: .5g

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