One of Jess Pomerantz’s favorite creations, the Banana Hammock, was born during a brainstorming session with her bar manager at Smoked in Columbia, South Carolina. They wanted to create a drink that was approachable but still rich and boozy. They started playing around with warming reposado tequila and then layered it with other flavors: creamy banana liqueur, mole bitters for chocolate notes, and a pinch of salt to brighten the trio. The resulting cocktail is fruity and light but anchored in warming spice notes.
2 ounces reposed tequila
1 ounce banana liqueur (Pomerantz uses Giffard Banana du Brésil)
2 dashes mole bitters
2 dashes saline solution
Garnish: Banana chip
- In a cocktail tin filled with ice, add tequila, liqueur, bitters, and saline solution and stir with a bar spoon until a frost forms on the outside of tin. Strain cocktail into a coupe glass and garnish.
Recipe ByJess Pomerantz of Smoked in Columbia, South Carolina