Banana Club

Updated: 01 Apr 2014 | By:

A recipe created by Tan Kel Vin at 23aubergine

Ingredients
- 2 raja pisang bananas
- 45ml banana vodka
- 20ml fresh lime juice
- 15ml gula melaka syrup
- 1 egg white
- Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters

Glassware
Coupe Glass

Preparation
Banana vodka
- Place sliced bananas (from 2 bananas) in a vacuum bag with 200ml of vodka and seal (no vacuum)
- Place sealed pouch into a sous vide bath or a heated water bath with digital thermometer attached - at 60ºC for 40 minutes
- Strain cooled banana vodka using a coffee filter and store chilled

Bruléed bananas
- Slice bananas lengthwise, place on wire rack
- Finely shave some gula Melaka, sprinkle on the bananas
- Using a blow torch, caramelize the sugar on the banana – keep aside until serving the drink

Gula Melaka syrup
- Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of finely shaved gula Melaka in a saucepan and heat until completely dissolved

Method
1) Place a few slices of ripe bananas in a mixing glass and add Banana Vodka

2) Muddle until all the bananas are a smooth puree

3) Add fresh lime juice
4) Add gula Melaka syrup
5) Add egg white

6) Dry shake to incorporate and emulsify the ingredient
7) Add ice cubes and shake until drink is completely chilled

8) Strain into a coupe glass

9) Add a few drops of Bittermen’s Xocolatl Mole bitters

10) Place bruléed banana on the rim of the glass