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How to Make the La Hechicera Banana Old-Fashioned

Apart from coffee and flowers, bananas are one of Colombia’s main exports. The Riascos family used to cultivate bananas before moving into aging fine Colombian rum. The Banana Republic is a twist cocktail recipe based on the classic Old Fashioned with a bit of banana to take things slowly.

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Banana Republic by La Hechicera

Banana Old Fashioned

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 60ml / 2oz La Hechicera
  • 20ml / 2/3oz Banana liqueur
  • 3 drops Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • If possible, add 5 drops Chocolate Bitters
  • Banana chip


  1. Stir all ingredients with ice into a mixing glass
  2. Strain into an ice-filled glass (preferably a single block ice or an ice sphere).
  3. Garnish with a banana chip

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