Banana Cider Cocktail

By Marcus Samuelsson |

Prep Details

Servings: 1

Ingredients

FOR THE LEMONGRASS SIMPLE SYRUP

·      8 lemongrass stalks, smashed and chopped

·      16 ounce sugar

·      16 ounces water

FOR THE BANANA CIDER COCKTAIL

·       ¼ banana

·       ½ ounce guava juice

·       1 ounce lemon grass simple syrup

·       ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

·       4 ounces Stella Artois Cidre, or similar alcoholic cider

·       3 ounces pebble ice cubes

·       1 basil leaf

·       1 sprinkle mitmita or berbere

Directions

Photo: Kristjan Veski

  1. FOR THE LEMONGRASS SIMPLE SYRUP: Bring water and sugar to a rolling boiling, stirring occasionally. Add the lemongrass to the pot and lets steep for 15 min. Strain the syrup.
  2. TO ASSEMBLE: Place the banana and the guava juice in a shaker and muddle until chunky, but not mashed. Add the lemongrass syrup, lemon juice, and pebble ice then shake.
  3. Pour into a large wine glass and top off with the cider. Add a basil leaf and sprinkle with the Ethiopian spice