1 1⁄2 oz Gin (Preferably a London Dry)
1⁄2 oz Rhum Agricole (Blanc)
3⁄4 oz Bianco Vermouth
1 twst Lemon peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a lemon twist.


Drink was initially made with dry vermouth (Noilly Prat), but in remaking it, blanc vermouth seemed to round out the edges better. Feel free to take that route (or split the vermouth 50:50 dry:blanc) if your palate requires a more austere dryness.


I was inspired by the Zemurray by Vince Lund then of French 75 that he named after "Sam the Banana Man" Zemurray, the long time king of the New Orleans banana business. I wondered if I could craft a parallel Martini riff. For a name, I made this drink a tribute to Boston fruit seller Andrew Preston & Wellfleet ship captain Lorenzo Baker who teamed up in the 1870s to start importing bananas to Boston. This ventured soon morphed into the Boston Fruit Company that later merged with Zemurray's and other tropical fruit importing ventures to form the United Fruit Company that later became Chiquita.

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FRY 2018
Posted by yarm on 1/16/2020
Created by
Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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  • Really good with Rhum Clement Blanc & Manuel Atxa Blanco, & adding 1/4 oz of Barr Hill Old Tom brings it to *chef's kiss* level. Similar vibe to the Ford Cocktail. — ★★★★★
  • Fruitier Agricole recommended. Possibly up Creme de Banana as well
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Nice well balanced cocktail, may need fiddling with Creme de Banane depending on the brand. (I upped to a heavy 1/4 ounce of Tempus Fugit but also used Neisson 50% abv agricole which isn't as fruity as other agricoles).

yarm commented on 2/11/2020:

This drink was formulated with Giffard's Banane as well as Beefeater, Clement Premiere Canne Rhum Agricole, Dolin Blanc, and Regan's Orange Bitters. I haven't played around with other banana liqueurs as much (I have had them in drinks -- and once both in the same since they wanted different aspects from each). Either way, the banana should be a hint of tropical.