Bananas Foster Cocktail for a Decadent Taste of the Big Easy

We know you'll love our bananas foster drink — a decadent and creamy cocktail filled with butterscotch and banana goodness.

Updated February 6, 2024
Bananas Foster Martini Cocktail

Savor the flavor of the Big Easy with a dessert-style cocktail that tastes just like a sweet favorite. The bananas foster cocktail has all the caramely, fruity, creamy goodness of the New Orleans dessert, but it comes in a glass, so you can sip it slowly to make it last (or guzzle it... we won't judge). 

How to Make a Bananas Foster Cocktail

Put down the flame thrower — there will be no lighting anything on fire today. No need to flambé this creamy cocktail to get all the yummy flavor of bananas foster.


  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce banana liqueur
  • ¾ ounce butterscotch liqueur
  • ¾ ounce white crème de cacao
  • Ice
  • Grated cinnamon for garnish


  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, dark rum, banana liqueur, butterscotch liqueur, and white crème de cacao.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with grated cinnamon.

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Bananas Foster Cocktail Variations

Make your bananas foster martini a bit creamier or with more robust caramel notes and everything in between with these suggestions.

  • Use equal parts dark rum and spiced rum for the liquor.
  • Swap dark rum for a vanilla vodka or banana-infused vodka. Likewise, you can use a plain vodka to allow the other flavors to shine.
  • Include a splash of heavy cream for a richer martini.
  • Caramel vodka makes for an excellent choice for a base spirit.

Garnishes for a Bananas Foster Martini

From a graham cracker rim to a simple ground spice, you'll find that any of these garnishes will complete your cocktail with the perfect touch.

  • Drizzle caramel syrup on the inside of the glass before serving.
  • Give your drink a brown sugar rim. Rub the rim of the glass with an orange wedge and dip the rim into a saucer with brown sugar.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar over the top of the drink, or even ground nutmeg.
  • Garnish with a slice or two of banana on the rim of the glass, or pierce the slices with a cocktail skewer.

Bananas Foster in a Glass

Skip the danger and risk of a dessert going up in flames by going the nontraditional route with a bananas foster cocktail. Capture all the flavors of this classic and beloved dessert in a glass. What could make for a better after-dinner delight?

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Bananas Foster Cocktail for a Decadent Taste of the Big Easy