The Mixologist: Barbie O’Donell Polito

For this week’s episode of The Best Drink Ever, Barbie O’Donell Polito, star of Real Housewives of Avon and MTV's True Life :: I Got My Wedding License Before I Got My Driver’s License, teaches us about one of her world renowned cocktails. 

The Drink: Slippery Banana

The Slippery Banana (also known as Zapatilla de Platano for our friends south of the border) is created with Malibu Coconut Rum and mixed over ice with Bacardi Gold, Cruzan Banana Rum and just a splash of grenadine.  Malibu Coconut Rum is distilled from fermented molasses and blended with coconut and sugar, which perfectly compliments Bicardis’ charcoal filtered flavors. 

Shake until condensation collects on the shaker and pour into highball glass half-filler with square ice. Barb says this is the perfect light tropical summer drink… and boy do we agree! 

Check back next week as Barb shares her recipe for her critically acclaimed Dirty Martini. Cheers! 

Special thanks to John for filming and narrating!