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You will go bananas for this daiquiri at Sacramento’s new tiki bar

The banana daiquiri from Jungle Bird is a refreshing cocktail experience that doesn’t bombard the sweet tooth.
The banana daiquiri from Jungle Bird is a refreshing cocktail experience that doesn’t bombard the sweet tooth. Michelle Martinez Logsdon

A banana daiquiri might not seem like an ideal order when bellying up to the bar. It was the preferred cocktail of Fredo Corleone, the traitor of the family in “The Godfather II.” From a drink perspective, a banana daiquiri might conjure notions of a cloying, Slurpee-like drink that’s built simply for the sweet tooth. But that’s not the case with the refreshing banana daiquiri at the new Jungle Bird Tiki bar. The drink is crafted on the dry and tart side, and it doesn’t bludgeon your taste buds with banana. It’s a daiquiri that Papa Hemingway would approve of – citrusy, refreshing and with just enough rum kick.

$7, Jungle Bird (2516 J St., Sacramento), 916-476-3280

Chris Macias

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