| Photo by Tracy Ellen Beard

Inspired by the delightful and iconic dessert, I crafted a special concoction to add a bold layer of warmth during the colder months: my Bananas Foster Toddy. Filled with delicious, comforting flavors, this cocktail offers the classic tastes of brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and bananas —just like Bananas Foster —but served in a hot toddy style! Plus, it’s warm and totally tasty!


  • 4 oz boiling water
  • 2 tsp Reser’s Hot Buttered Rum Mix
  • 3/4 oz spiced rum
  • 3/4 oz vanilla vodka
  • 1/4 oz banana liquor
  • 1/4 oz butterscotch schnaps
  • lemon wedge
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • pinch cinnamon


  1. Rub the heatproof glass with a lemon wedge and dip it in sugar.
  2. Bring water to a boil and blend in with hot buttered rum mix.
  3. Pour the rum mix into the glass and add the vanilla vodka, banana liquor, and butternut schnapps.
  4. Top with whipped cream.
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Tracy Ellen Beard is a freelance writer and photographer based in Vancouver, Washington. She contributes to Luxe Beat Magazine, Communities Digital News, Wander With Wonder, and several other magazines. Her stories focus on luxury and adventure travel, fine dining, wine, nonprofits, and alternative medicine. Tracy shares a unique perspective on the world, which comes from both her personal travels and her excursions as the founder and past president of an international children’s nonprofit. Her fifteen years of experience writing in various genres has added to her expertise. She is a member of the AWAI (American Writers and Artists Inc.) and the ITWPA (International Travel Writers and Photographers Alliance).