If you were island hopping in the ’50s, and particularly if you happened to hop on St. Thomas, you would probably have sipped one or two of these silky frozen confections. A fellow by the name of Conrad Graves is said to have been the first to add the island’s bananas to a frozen daiquiri, and Mountain Top, where this is supposed to have happened, has now served more than 6 million of them.
Put the juice of 1 lime, 2 tablespoons sugar, 4 jiggers light rum, and 2 cups finely cracked ice into the container of a blender. Add 1 ripe banana, sliced, and blend the mixture for 15 seconds, or until it is smooth. Strain the Banana Daiquiri into chilled cocktail glasses. Serves 2.