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This Elvis inspired elixir will surely satisfy your peanut butter, banana & fudge craving! I’m sure I could come with a few other things that are just this tasty… but after tasting this, they seem to escape me momentarily. This is by far one of the best frozen drinks I have made in a long time. I am going to be doing an adult version, as well as kid/non alcohol mocktail version.
This Elvis Inspired Elixir
Will Contain Favorites of His.
How could you make an Elvis inspired elixir without at least two of his favorite things that we know of: Bananas and peanut butter. Yes, you may be like I was at first – how in the world would those two combinations ever taste good as a cocktail. They work in this one! Big time! If you don’t believe me you will just have to try it for yourself. You may have to make a run to the store and to the liquor store, but it will totally be worth your while.
Your Basic Non Alcohol Items Needed for Your Elvis Inspired Elixir:
You will need bananas, peanut butter (optional in the cocktail version) and ice cream. I used two different ice creams. You are welcome to use just one. If you want a little fudge flavor added to the mix without it becoming overwhelming I suggest using the blend of the fudge swirl and vanilla. Should you want only the peanut butter, banana flavors to shine just use vanilla ice cream. If you are making the mocktail version you will need milk, also. I used a little chocolate drizzle for garnish, which is totally optional.
Bananas – This is a side note on bananas. If bananas are frozen, they will work beautifully in a blended drink. They may look dark, but the taste will be unchanged – well, if they aren’t “freezer burnt”. We always have one or two bananas that the peel will get a little dark on the outside(or almost black) before we can get the whole bundle ate. No one in our household will eat a “ripe” banana. We all lean towards them having a little green on them in fact. What most people don’t consider is that the flavor – not texture, is better when they are really ripe.
We never throw a “ripe / overripe” banana away. They are peeled and stuck in a big Ziploc in the freezer for future recipes. When I get ready to make banana cake, bread or frozen drinks these are always available. I even buy the $.99 markdown bundles at the grocery store to bring home just for this purpose. When you use frozen fruit in a drink, instead of just ice or ice cream you are adding in nutrition and tons more flavor in my opinion.
Our Elvis Inspired Elixir Cocktail Was Truly “Inspired” by One Alcohol.
There are several varieties of alcohol in this delicious frozen drink. I tried a new spirit out for the first time, Skrewball. It is a peanut butter flavored whiskey. I have to say that I was surprised at how easy it is to sip as a shot when chilled. I am not a shot girl, no really I am not, but for those that I am friends with that are shot folks – they raved about it. Most of them wanted seconds. This was what truly gave birth to our Elvis inspired elixir. Next, I just began to add things that I thought would blend well with it.
This Elvis Inspired Elixir Cocktail Will Take Several Alcohols.
The rest of the alcohols were added by trial and error. That’s what I think makes all good recipes of any form or fashion come together for taste bud perfection. A little of this, a lot of that, a little more of the first one, etc. You get my drift. I just hate having to pour anything down the drain though, so I usually just keep adding things until it becomes delectable. Much like I did with this recipe. Banana Rum, Rock Town Rum, Rock Town Bourbon Cream, Frangelico, and Skrewball are the items that I used to arrive at the making of this sinfully, amazing, sweet concoction.
Let’s Look at How We Mix It:
Elvis Inspired Elixir
- Blender / Smoothie Maker
- 2.5 oz measuring cup
- Serving glass
- 2 – 3 Bananas Frozen is good!
- 6 scoops Ice Cream Vanilla / Fudge Swirl / Chocolate
- 1 – 11/2 c Milk (MOCKTAIL Version) I DO NOT use milk in the cocktail version. I guess you can, but I don't.
- 2 – 3 Tbsp Peanut Butter I only added this in my MOCKTAIL version. I am sure that if you want a little more of that flavor in the cocktail, than the liquor provides it would be fine. I would probably add a smaller amount, a little at time, to not overwhelm the other flavors.
- 2.5 – 3 oz Skrewball (Peanut Butter Flavored Alcohol)
- 2.5 oz Banana Rum or Liqueur
- 2 oz Rum Rock Town was my favorite in flavor for this drink.
- 1 oz Frangelico
- 1 – 11/2 oz Cream Liqueur – Rock Town Bourbon Cream Bailey's could be used, also.
- 1 – 4 strips Bacon for Garnish Optional totally for looks and taste.
- 1 oz Chocolate syrup or ganache I drizzled on the interior of the glass before adding drink.
- Add all the ingredients to the blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. More liquid may be added to it if the texture needs thinning. Pour and garnish if applicable. This recipe will make approximately 4 – 8 oz serving or 2 – 16 oz
You are in for a Real Treat with this one!
I think this may be my new favorite “frozen” cocktail for the summer. Definitely dessert in a glass. Let me know if this Elvis inspired elixir is a chart topper in your household.
Should you not be a fan of peanut butter or bananas, maybe you would enjoy a Southern CRB. It is a delicious frozen drink, but it does have bananas. No blender – no worries an Inland Pearl Harbor is a great drink that is served on the rocks. Southern Redneck Margarita it’s great frozen or on the rocks.
Cheers Y’all – Keep Blending
XOXO ~ Trina