Elvis Recipe

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Alcohol %:15%

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Elvis cocktail is a tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. Known for his love of peanut butter and bananas, this cocktail incorporates both, along with a touch of bacon for a truly unique flavor experience. Elvis fans and those who enjoy sweet, dessert-like cocktails would love this drink.

How Elvis Tastes?

The Elvis cocktail is a sweet, creamy, and rich drink. The banana and peanut butter flavors are prominent, with a subtle smoky hint from the bacon. It's a strong cocktail with a smooth finish.

Interesting facts about Elvis

  • The Elvis cocktail is named after Elvis Presley, who was known for his love of peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
  • This cocktail is often garnished with a piece of crispy bacon, a nod to Elvis's Southern roots.
  • The Elvis cocktail is a dessert cocktail, making it a great choice for after-dinner drinks.


Banana Liqueur

The dose of 1.5 oz offers the perfect balance of tropical sweetness without overpowering the cocktail. It's the Elvis of the party - it has to be noticeable. If we lower the volume, Elvis leaves the building, and the drink loses its fruity heart.

Mary Mitkina

Peanut Butter

A tablespoon is enough to bring the King's favorite snack to your taste buds, adding richness and a nutty layer. Go overboard, and you might get stuck on the roof of your mouth – too little, and the shot won't sing with flavor.

Emma Rose


An ounce 1 oz renders the concoction velvety and smooth; think of it as the velvet of Elvis' suit. Skip it, and you lose the smooth harmony. Substitute with coconut milk or half-and-half for a twist, and you'll see a change in texture and taste.

Alex Green


One strip is the encore - the salty, crispy finish that rounds out this culinary concert. Without it, the shot lacks its unexpected savory note. Try a candied bacon version for a sweeter edge.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Elvis Drink

  1. In a blender, combine the banana liqueur, peanut butter, and cream.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a strip of crispy bacon.

Pro Tips

  • For the best flavor, use a high-quality banana liqueur.
  • Make sure the peanut butter is well-blended into the drink to avoid clumps.
  • For an extra touch, you can rim the glass with crushed peanuts.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Chocolate desserts: The rich, sweet flavors of chocolate will complement the shot's creamy and decadent taste.
  • Salted nuts: The saltiness will contrast nicely with the sweetness of the banana liqueur and peanut butter.

Drink Pairings

  • Coffee: A strong, bold coffee would cut through the sweetness and offer a lovely balance.
  • Whiskey: A smooth whiskey could play well with the smoky notes from the bacon garnish.

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What you could change in Elvis

  • If you don't have banana liqueur, you can use banana-flavored rum or vodka.
  • For a vegan version, substitute the cream with coconut cream and omit the bacon.

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And of course - twists🍹

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

  • Ingredients: Replace bacon with a dollop of grape jelly.
  • Recipe: Mix the banana liqueur, peanut butter, and cream as before, then swirl in some grape jelly before serving.
  • Flavor Change: This twist sings a sweet and fruity duet that takes you back to childhood lunchtimes.

Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love

  • Ingredients: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper and cinnamon.
  • Recipe: Blend the banana liqueur, peanut butter, and cream with spices, then garnish with crispy bacon.
  • Flavor Change: Turn up the heat with a spicy kick that will have your taste buds all shook up.

Blue Suede Shoes

  • Ingredients: Blue Curacao in place of banana liqueur.
  • Recipe: Replace the banana liqueur with Blue Curacao, then blend with peanut butter and cream. Bacon still rocks the garnish.
  • Flavor Change: This twist brings a citrus note to the stage, donning a blue hue that would make Elvis proud.

In case you forgot basics how to make Elvis

Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Elvis

Can I use any type of bacon for the garnish?

Yes, you can use any type of bacon you prefer. However, to get the best flavor combination, it's recommended to use crispy, smoked bacon.

What is Banana Liqueur? Is there a non-alcoholic substitute for it?

Banana Liqueur is an alcoholic beverage made from bananas, often used in cocktails for its sweet and tropical flavor. As a non-alcoholic substitute, you can use banana juice or banana syrup.

Can I make the Elvis cocktail in advance?

Yes, you can blend the ingredients together and refrigerate it. But it's best to garnish with the bacon strip right before serving to keep it crispy.

Can children or people who do not consume alcohol drink a modified version of this cocktail?

Yes, a non-alcoholic or 'mocktail' version can be made by substituting the banana liqueur with a non-alcoholic banana syrup or juice.

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