Banana Republic

Drink Type: Cocktail



Put the lime juice into a highball glass. Add rum and fill with banana soda. This drink was born out of necessity one evening on the Honduran island of Utila when we wanted Cuba Libres but had only banana soda rather than cola. It was such a hit that it ended up on the menu of at least one bar in town. Honduran banana soda tastes a little like cream soda. In the United States banana soda can be found at some Caribbean and Latin American grocery stores though some of it is artifically flavored and tastes terrible. If banana soda is not available or if the only banana soda available tastes bad, banana liqueur combined with cream soda or 7-Up might work. In Honduras we used Flor de Cana a light brown rum but variety of rum will do.