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Banshee Cocktail Recipe

Oct 25, 2018 | Post By Danny Mahoney
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We all know that people love making their favorite desserts into their favorite drinks, and have loved to do so for decades. That trend certainly isn’t stopping anytime soon, as why not drink something sweet and enjoyable on a lovely afternoon?

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In many ways, the drink is compared to the more popular White Russian, as a great drink to finish off a meal, but it isn’t that far behind in terms of popularity. It reminds many of the taste of essentially a chocolate-covered banana, and may draw comparisons to the frozen chocolate banana, made popular by Don Philips many decades ago.


  • 1 ounce of banana liqueur
  • ½ ounce of white crème de cacao liqueur
  • 4 ½ ounces of either milk or cream
  • Ice


  1. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the liqueurs.
  3. Fill the glass with milk or cream, to your preference.
  4. Cover the glass with another glass, and shake.


  • 2 glasses

The shaking gives the drink its creamy consistency, which helps the cocktail feel like a simultaneous treat and cocktail. The milk or cream can be a preference, and overall, the drink is a very light drink, which is perfect for those who aren’t looking for something particularly strong. There are some people who use maraschino cherries as a garnish, although that certainly is not necessary. Despite how delicious the drink is, the name “banshee” actually refers to a female spirit in Irish mythology that wears long hair and a grey cloak, and screams as it laments the death of a family member. Keening, or wailing, during a funeral is commonplace in Irish tradition, with some people even hiring keeners for their loved ones. The drink also goes by “creamy banshee” or “capri cocktail” as well, though many are unsure as to how it received that name in particular. Regardless, it certainly makes a great drink.



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Danny is a Melburnian liquor enthusiast and ex bartender turned web developer. Although an avid whiskey drinker he likes to practice the arts of cocktail making and mixing drinks. Danny believes there are always new concoctions just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.


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