Whenever the weather gets warmer, I naturally start dreaming of sunshine and palm trees. Maybe it’s my love for all things banana leaf, but when Jackson Morgan came out with a new flavor of their Southern Cream, Banana Pudding Cream (read more about it here), I knew I had to turn it into my ultimate summer cocktail, a banana pudding cream martini. So I’m thrilled to partner with Jackson Morgan to share this delicious recipe for a banana pudding cream martini! It’s definitely the perfect indulgence for backyard patio evenings with your feet up, friends over, and total relaxation. It’s a cocktail that feels like a decadent dessert so you can imagine it’s an instant hit with pretty much everyone.
I will most certainly be serving up these banana pudding cream martinis as the final course at my summer dinner parties! Plus, they’re easy, as in embarrassingly easy. That’s mainly due to the fact that the Jackson Morgan contains all the flavor and creaminess right in their liqueur so you don’t have to go hunting around town for 15 ingredients. No time for that. In fact, the only thing you add to the Jackson Morgan Banana Pudding Cream is vodka. I chose a vanilla vodka, but you most definitely could use regular vodka as well.
So if you’re serving these tasty cocktails up, you can jazz up a simple tray or go all out with a banana pudding cream bar cart! I added in some pops of green banana leaf with napkins and plates. And I served the martinis in a more “patio friendly” glass so they’re easy to sip and not worry about tipping. Garnishing is a must so I added on little bowls of sliced bananas and vanilla wafers. You can add in mini desserts and appetizers to make it a rolling party on wheels! It’s quite perfect for any type of celebration from bridal showers to housewarming parties. Who doesn’t want a banana cream pudding martini? I mean truly!?
I’ve also decided that this liqueur would be unbelievable poured over vanilla bean ice cream. Decadent, huh? I’ll test it out for us all and report back! Stay tuned. ;)
Let’s get right on to the recipe, even though it’s so simple. No shame in that. It means you’ll have everything you need to whip them right up.
- 5 ounces Jackson Morgan Banana Pudding Cream
- 2 ounces vanilla vodka
Combine Jackson Morgan Banana Pudding Cream with vanilla vodka and shake well. Pour in a chilled martini glass and garnish with whipped topping, banana slices, and crushed vanilla wafers.
Jackson Morgan Banana Pudding Cream is delicious served neat as well!
I’ve decided a full-on banana party tablescape is needed. Can’t you envision it? Pretty greens and yellows that are just perfect for summer nights. This cocktail will definitely be the signature treat for the evening. If you make them too, be sure to share a pic with me! And Jackson Morgan too (their IG feed is one of my favorites).