Elvis Presley Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:10%

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 Presley cocktail is a tribute to the King of Rock and Roll himself. Known for his love of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, this cocktail incorporates those flavors into a creamy, rich drink. Fans of Elvis, or those who enjoy sweet, dessert-like cocktails, will love this.

How Elvis Presley Tastes?

The Elvis Presley cocktail is sweet, creamy, and rich. The peanut butter and banana flavors meld together perfectly, creating a smooth, dessert-like taste. The rum adds a hint of warmth and complexity.

Interesting facts about Elvis Presley

  • The Elvis Presley cocktail is a tribute to Elvis's favorite sandwich: peanut butter and banana.
  • Despite its dessert-like flavors, this cocktail does contain alcohol in the form of rum.
  • This cocktail is often garnished with a slice of banana and a sprinkle of crushed peanuts.


Peanut ButterPeanut butter brings a creamy texture and a nutty flavor that's unmistakably essential to the 'Elvis' theme. Without it, the cocktail would lose its signature richness. Less would make the drink less luxurious, more could be overpowering.

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BananaBanana offers sweetness and body, paying homage to Elvis's favored sandwich ingredient. Omitting it would mean missing out on both flavor and tribute. You can try other fruits like mango for a tropical twist!

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Dark RumDark rum adds depth with its sugary, caramel undertones, which sets the stage for a playful mix with the creamy and fruity elements. A lighter rum would make a lighter cocktail with less complexity.

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CreamCream is the silky highway that allows all flavors to cruise smoothly on your palate. Less cream, and the drink lacks body; too much, and you've got a boozy milkshake. Alternatives like coconut cream can introduce a tropical twist.

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IceThe unsung hero—ice chills the cocktail, making for a refreshing experience. No ice means a sad, room temperature affair. Crushed ice blends better than cubed, creating a smoother texture.

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Recipe. How to make Elvis Presley Drink

  1. Blend the peanut butter, banana, rum, cream, and ice together until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass.
  3. Garnish with a slice of banana and a sprinkle of crushed peanuts.

Pro Tips

  • For a smoother cocktail, use creamy peanut butter instead of chunky.
  • For a stronger banana flavor, use ripe bananas.
  • For a less sweet cocktail, use less cream.

Perfect Pairings

Food- Grilled Sandwiches: The nutty and sweet flavors of the Elvis Presley cocktail would balance well with the savory and rich taste of a classic grilled cheese or a hearty panini.- Desserts: Pair this cocktail with a dessert such as chocolate brownies or a simple vanilla ice cream for a delightful fusion of flavors.- Barbecue Foods: The sweet and caramel notes from the dark rum may complement barbecued meats or grilled pineapple.### Drinks- Coffee: A nice cup of black coffee can serve as a good counterbalance to the sweetness of the Elvis Presley cocktail.- Milkshake: If you desire extra indulgence, a vanilla or chocolate milkshake could be an extravagant companion to this cocktail.

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What you could change in Elvis Presley

  • Peanut Butter: Almond Butter
  • Dark Rum: Bourbon
  • Cream: Milk

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And of course - twists🍹

Chocolate ElvisAdd 1 oz of chocolate syrup to the original recipe for a chocolaty twist. The cocktail becomes a decadent treat, taking the dessert-like quality to the next level. Perfect for those who can't say 'no' to a chocolate-banana combo!### The Hunka HunkaIncorporate a pinch of cayenne pepper and replace the cream with coconut milk for a spicy and tropical variation. The heat from the cayenne pepper adds an unexpected kick that contrasts with the sweetness, creating a complex flavor profile.### Blue Suede ShoesAdd a dash of blue curaçao to the original recipe, giving it a vibrant blue hue and a hint of citrus flavor. This version will not only taste great but also look show-stopping at any party!

In case you forgot basics how to make Elvis Presley

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 Presley

Can I make this cocktail without alcohol?

Yes, you can replace the rum with a non-alcoholic substitute like ginger ale or apple juice to still get some complexity of flavor. It won't be the same, but it will be closer to the original flavor.

What is the best time to serve this cocktail?

The Elvis Presley cocktail is perfect for dessert or anytime you want a sweet treat. It's a great late-night cocktail or to offer at brunch.

What type of glass is best for serving this cocktail?

A tall glass, ideally a hurricane glass or a highball glass, is best for serving this cocktail to showcase its attractive color and garnish.

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