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Banana Daiquiri

June 1958
If you were island hopping in the ’50s, and particularly if you happened to hop on St. Thomas, you would probably have sipped one or two of these silky frozen confections. A fellow by the name of Conrad Graves is said to have been the first to add the island’s bananas to a frozen daiquiri, and Mountain Top, where this is supposed to have happened, has now served more than 6 million of them.

Put the juice of 1 lime, 2 tablespoons sugar, 4 jiggers light rum, and 2 cups finely cracked ice into the container of a blender. Add 1 ripe banana, sliced, and blend the mixture for 15 seconds, or until it is smooth. Strain the Banana Daiquiri into chilled cocktail glasses. Serves 2.
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