Whoville Effect Banana Shot

December 9, 2011

in American,Beverages,Cocktails

Whoville Banana Shot

“You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You’re as cuddly as a cactus,
You’re as charming as an eel.
Mr. Grinch.
You’re a bad banana
With a greasy black peel…

Lyrics: Dr. Seuss
Music: Albert Hague

“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” has to be one of my all time favorite songs to sing-a-long as soon as the radio stations switch over to their Holiday programming.

I was having a hard time trying to decide what cocktail to make for you this week, luckily as I was driving home one evening this song began playing on the radio —I of course began singing along. As the words “greasy black peel” blasted through the speakers, I had an “Aha!” moment. —It was then when visions of Whoville banana shots began dancing in my head.

You may be asking yourself, how I got from a bad banana with a greasy black peel, to a rich, creamy, and incredibly tasting banana shot. So, I’ll tell you… it was the Whoville Effect. —The Whoville effect is what transformed the Grinch.

The Grinch, despite having started off with a heart with an empty hole and soul that was an appalling dump heat. Once he realized that in spite of having taken all the Whos packages, decorations, and roast beasts; he hadn’t stopped Christmas from coming —he was puzzled yet, he began feeling something warm in his chest. Once he heard the sweet sound of the Whos singing Christmas carols his heart actually began to grow. It was all over once Cindy Lou went up to Mt. Crumpit, there was no grinch left in the Grinch.

The Grinch returned all the presents, decorations, stockings and food to the Whos. And we are told they actually had the Happiest Christmas Day they had ever known.

Merry Grinch-less-mas!

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Whoville Effect Banana Shot
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Recipe type: Cocktail - Shot
Serves: 6
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate liqueur
  • 2 ounces creme liqueur
  • 1 ounce creme de banana
  • ½ ounce spiced rum
  1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker, stir, and serve into shot glasses.
  2. Garnish with a banana slice


No bad bananas or greasy black peels were used in the making of the aforesaid cocktail.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Simply Tia December 10, 2011 at 3:14 am

Bookmarking this! I love creamy drinks! Yum. Yum.


2 marla December 10, 2011 at 7:38 am

The Whoville effect…love it! These shots sound sooo delish!


3 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) December 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

These look dangerous and incredibly delicious at the same time. I love creamy drinks too–hmm. Great idea! Love the inspiration from the books, haha.


4 Christin December 11, 2011 at 11:12 am

Have to try this! I’ve never tried a chocolate cocktail before. Could be dangerous. I see many more hours at the gym.


5 Mary December 12, 2011 at 7:03 am

These shots sound really delicious and beg to be tried. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took sometime to browse through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. You’ve created a great spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I’ll definitely be back.


6 Lisa Montalva January 26, 2012 at 4:46 am

For a person who doesn’t drink, ME, you gave me great ideas for my guests. Thank you!!!


7 Daydreamer Desserts January 26, 2012 at 9:08 am

My pleasure! -Josie


8 Shelley Price June 17, 2012 at 6:57 am

These look delicious. Quite a few of your cocktails sound incredible. Just sad that I cannot share through Pintrest )= Can’t wait to try these……..


9 Sandy July 18, 2012 at 8:08 am

Love your presentation of this, makes me want to try it!!!


10 sherrie December 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Hi, Just found your site and have spent last hour going through your cocktail recipes. I would love to know which “creme” is used as the 2nd ingredient? I’m not a huge drinker (sooo many calories) and I’m not sure which creme liqueur you’ve used. Thanks so much!


11 ces August 6, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Hi, can you please share where you got those cute glasses?


12 Daydreamer Desserts August 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Hi, those are from Ikea. :) – Josie


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