Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bahama Bob's Blue Cayo Hueso

     This is a great cocktail to make up in a big batch to take out on the boat or for a patio summer afternoon get together.   The color, the flavor and the fun of how it looks will make this one a real winner for you and your friends.  This cocktail picks up the colors of the sand bars around Key West and the flavor of the tropics.  Blue Cayo Hueso takes me to the beautiful waters around "Bone Island" known everywhere else as Key West.

Bahama Bob’s Blue Cayo Hueso
  • 1 Oz. Siesta Key Toasted Coconut Rum
  • 1 Oz. Pilar Blonde Rum
  • 1/2 Oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1/2 Oz. Juice of a Half Lime
  • 1 1/2 Oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Oz. Bahama Bob’s Whole Banana Syrup

Place all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, hake hard for 10-12 seconds or until chilled.  Double strain over a double Old Fashion glass filled with fresh ice.

Bahama Bob’s Whole Banana Syrup

  • 1 Cup of Sugar in the Raw
  • ¾ Cup of Water
  • 1 Whole Banana (slice into coins and save the peel)
  • 1/8 Tsp. Allspice

Place the sugar, water and banana coins in a pan and heat at about 425 degrees stirring until it reaches a full boil.  Lower temperature to 275 and allow to slow boil for about 5 more minutes, crush the banana coins with the spoon as they soften up and keep stirring slowly.  Remove from the heat and strain into an appropriate vessel and let stand.  Now place a cup of water back in the pan and lay the peels after cutting off the stem and black end off.  Bring to a boil then lower temp to 275 and allow to boil for another 5 minutes.  Strain the liquid into the syrup and stir it in.   Allow it to cool and ready to use.