Mount Gay Eclipse comes from beautiful Barbados, and is produced by the oldest rum distillery in the world. I consider this a complex rum, its distinct layers enhanced through oak aging — vanilla, cocoa, and caramel as well as fruity notes of prune, mango, and banana that bestow a tropical character. By adding a few flavor companions — banana, crème de bananes, and dark crème de cacao — you can uncover a unique alternative to the Piña Colada.
Adapted from "The Modern Mixologist" by Tony Abou-Ganim with Mary Elizabeth Faulkner.
In a blender can, add rum, crème de bananes, crème de cacao, coconut milk, and banana. (Reminder: Always add the liquid ingredients to your blender first.)
Add cracked ice and blend until creamy. Pour into an empty coconut shell or a goblet and garnish with toasted coconut. Serve with a straw.