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Skrewball & Banana Cocktail

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Raise your hand if you have ever seen Arrested Development.  If you haven’t, I strongly encourage you to watch it! Imagine a family that had everything and loses it in a split second followed by a series of bad decisions….and one son who tries to keep that family together with a piece of string and hope.  If you need a good laugh, the star-studded cast will guarantee you a good time!

This year, I am introducing cocktails inspired by your favorite tv shows and characters. For Arrested Development, the family owns a chocolate-covered banana stand. You’ll have to watch the series to understand the name behind the cocktail.

I personally love Skrewball, a peanut butter whisky, and the banana liquor smells and tastes JUST like the Circus Peanuts candy. If you aren’t a fan of Skrewball, swap it out for Creme de Cacao, it’ll just be a bit sweeter! Add those flavors altogether and it’s a cocktail designed for a sweet tooth!

There is Always Smoke in the Banana Stand

A banana-forward cocktail inspired by Arrested Development!
Prep Time5 minutes
Keyword: banana, bourbon, Skrewball
Servings: 1


  • 1 Rocks glass
  • 1 Smokeshow Cocktail Smoker
  • 1 Butane Torch
  • 1 Skewer



  • 1.5 oz Skrewball (peanut butter whiskey)
  • 1.5 oz Banana Liquor
  • 1 oz Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Garnish & Smoke

  • 1 Caramelized Banana Slice (sprinkle of sugar)
  • 1 pinch Cinnamon Smoke Dust



  • Pour all ingredients over ice. Stir.
    1.5 oz Skrewball (peanut butter whiskey), 1.5 oz Banana Liquor, 1 oz Bourbon, 1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Garnish & Smoke

  • Sprinkle sugar on banana slice and lightly torch to caramelize.
    1 pinch Cinnamon Smoke Dust
  • Smoke, remove smoker, garnish wih banana!
    1 Caramelized Banana Slice (sprinkle of sugar)

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