MARTINI MONDAY – (enjoy the first evening of the
week with a cool cocktail and a easy snack!)
Pi Day is a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14, since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the US State House of Reps supported the designation of Pi Day. So in honor of Larry Shaw, the creator of Pi Day, at the Exploratorium, here is your cocktail and snack recipes! Happy Pi Monday!
Bourbon Banana Colada
½ cup bourbon
one shot dark rum
one large banana, sliced and frozen preferably (can use slightly more if you love bananas)
one cup pineapple chunks with juice (or pineapple juice)
one cup full-fat coconut milk (chilled is good)
¼ cup shredded coconut
about 8 ice cubes (or more if needed–if a frozen banana is not used or other ingredients are not chilled)
Mix all in blender.
To prepare glass for serving, pour small amount of bourbon in bowl. Pour small amount of brown sugar or raw sugar in another bowl; set beside other bowl. Dip inverted glass in bourbon and then immediately dip the glass in the sugar. Turn upright. Pour BBC into the glass in the center without disturbing sugar. Garnish with a banana slice. Makes about one quart.
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 3 egg yolks, beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
- 4 bananas, sliced
In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, and salt. Add milk in gradually while stirring gently. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is bubbly. Keep stirring and cook for about 2 more minutes, and then remove from the burner.
Stir a small quantity of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks, and immediately add egg yolk mixture to the rest of the hot mixture. Cook for 2 more minutes; remember to keep stirring. Remove the mixture from the stove, and add butter and vanilla. Stir until the whole thing has a smooth consistency.
Slice bananas into the cooled baked pastry shell. Top with pudding mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes. Chill for an hour.
Laugh, Learn, and Liven up your Taste Buds!