The Ebony: A hidden danger

The Ebony: A hidden danger

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I can't say I’ve ever had a cocktail like this.

The Ebony is like the offspring of a chocolate sundae and a banana smoothie that fell in love and had a baby. Creamy chocolate ice-cream is blended with a decent sized banana, each drawing out the unique flavour of the other.

Two teaspoons of honey are added to make the coupling sweeter, while a dash of rum provides the potent warmth.

The thick, smooth texture requires an added effort when sipping, or rather slurping, through your straw – its weight and substance does not offer the appeal of a drink that is quickly knocked back.

Each draw fills your mouth with creamy smoothness which tempts you with an illusory desire to chew.

It is best enjoyed at a slow pace – which is probably a good thing as the full potency of the alcohol is sweetly disguised by the other ingredients.

The Ebony Tree owner Rina Roat created the cocktail partly for fun and partly to please her patrons.

“I like to make new drinks all the time, I want my customers to feel like they are having something new,” she said.

“People often feel less hungry after The Ebony because the fruit fills them,” she said, adding that the banana softens the blow of the alcohol. I’m not sure if I believe her, however.

The cleverly disguised rum reared its head when I called it a night after only two Ebonies. I made a wobbly start on my bicycle ride home.

Ingredients: Rum, Chocolate ice-cream, banana, honey, ice.
Cost: US$3.25. Happy hour 4-9pm: buy two, get one free.

Address: The Ebony Tree #29 St 29.

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