Banana Daiquiri is a cocktail that is believed to have been invented by Jennings Cox, an American mining engineer who was in Cuba during the Spanish–American War. The word “Daiquiri” comes from a Taino origin, and is the name of a beach as well as an iron mine near Santiago in Cuba. Furthermore, there are possibilities that a US Congressman, William A. Chanler brought this cocktail in the clubs in New York after having purchased the Santiago iron mines in 1902. Rear Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, a US Navy Medical Officer tried Daiquiri in 1909 and eventually brought it to Washington, introducing it in the Navy and Army clubs. During the war, as spirits like whiskey and vodka were hard to come by, people began to resort to rum, which was once frowned upon. Drinks made with rum eventually became fashionable, and daiquiri as a cocktail became famous. Over the years, there have been many variations to this drink, which were essentially prepared by adding a fruity touch to it to make jello shots.
30 ml Lime Juice
30 ml Simple Syrup
30 ml Water
1 Package Unflavored Gelatin
90 ml McDowell's Celebration Rum
90 ml Crème de Banane
Yellow food colouring (optional)
In order to make the Banana Daiquiri Jello Shot, you need to pour the lime juice, simple syrup or sugar, and water into a glass container along with the gelatine. Place it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. You would need to stir the contents to ensure that the gelatine is dissolved completely. Add the white rum and banana liqueur into the mix and stir thoroughly. Pour the mix into moulds and refrigerate it to let it set. Keeping it overnight to cool in the refrigerator is the recommended to get the best results.