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Cocktails at Home: Banana Peel Old Fashioned

Cocktails at Home: Banana Peel Old Fashioned


This Earth Day (Thursday, April 22nd), celebrate with a no-waste cocktail from Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. With the idea of food going to waste, this creative cocktail incorporates a typical throw-away ingredient: banana peels.




Created by Monkey Shoulder U.S. Brand Ambassador, Anna Mains


Method: Add all ingredients directly into a glass filled with ice and stir. (Conserving ice is another way to help out mother earth, so skip the fancy mixing glass and strain over new ice on this one) garnish with a Banana slice. 

Ingredients & Items for Banana Syrup:

  • Banana Peels
  • Pure Cane Sugar
  • Mason Jar or any container
  • Blender
  • Cheesecloth or a very fine Filter


  • Get your banana peels. Dice them. Ex. 100g banana peels + 100g sugar. Let the sugar and peels sit in a jar overnight at room temperature, or for 4 to 5 hours at least. Once you notice there are no more sugar crystals, it’s time to blend everything together. Blend everything in a blender. Once blended, strain your liquid out using a cheesecloth. is an award-winning 5-star luxury travel & lifestyle blog showcasing luxury cars & drives, fashion & style, gear, real estate, travel, and food & drink.
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