- In a blender, add ice, dark rum, Irish cream, cream of coconut, and banana.
- Blend until smooth or desired consistency.
- Pour into highball or cocktail glass.
- Garnish with whipped cream and cherry.
Variations of the BBC Drink
The BBC is one cocktail with a fairly set list of ingredients. However, you can use any of these suggestions to make it your own.
- Add a splash of banana liqueur to really make that banana flavor pop.
- If you want a more prominent coconut flavor, use a coconut rum or additional cream of coconut.
- Skip the ice and use three whole, frozen peeled bananas instead.
- Play around with the proportions you use! Add a little extra Irish cream or use a little bit less cream of coconut. Try not to use more than two ounces of dark rum, though.
- Create a little extra depth of richness by adding a half-ounce of coffee liqueur.
BBC Cocktail Garnishes
Dress up your BBC cocktail or allow the smooth drink to shine using a simpler garnish.
- Keep with the simplicity of the cocktail by using only shredded coconut as a garnish. Make it extra elegant by using toasted shredded coconut. You can easily make your own by adding one to two cups of shredded coconut to a 350-degree preheated oven, allowing it to toast for approximately ten minutes or until the coconut is a browned, toasted color.
- Dip the rim of the cocktail rim into a sauce of simple syrup and follow it by dipping it into shredded coconut.
- Sprinkle the toasted coconut over a bit of whipped cream.
- If you added coffee liqueur, sprinkle three whole coffee beans overtop.
- Pierce several banana slices on a cocktail skewer.
A Look at the BBC Cocktail
Not many cocktails are so gracious as to spell out the grocery list for you: bananas, Baileys, and coconut. Oh, and dark rum. This indulgent drink is neither ingredient nor history-heavy. Some claim the tropical Caribbean islands are home to the BBC, and some think it's just an obvious match made in heaven that people discover time and time again. If you're looking for a way to make this four-ingredient flavor bomb even easier, skip the blender and use three-quarters of an ounce of banana liqueur instead of a banana. You'll be glad you did.
Your New Favorite Rum Cocktail
Next time you're scratching your head trying to recall the specifications of a piña colada or whether you need orgeat or falernum in a mai tai, the BBC cocktail spells it all out for you. The name may drop the R in its name, but after just one of these, you'll never forget this drink.