The Doctor is IN (Trouble)

Welcome to the first (of many) Thirsty Thursdays here at Cooking the Book!

Some of you know me personally and know that I am a geek. Like, geek to the extreme. If you don’t know me, this really shouldn’t come as a surprise. I mean, you’re reading a blog dedicated to the food and drink of fictional worlds. It stands to reason the author has a geeky streak. With me, it’s really the non-geeky part that’s a streak. A very faint streak…

banana daiquiriAs a geek, it was inevitable that sci-fi was going to figure in sooner rather than later and what more perfect sci-fi institution to kick us off than Doctor Who. With a 50+ year history and millions of passionate fans around the world, The Doctor has to be one of the most well-known characters in history. The fact that he changes his face just leads to, ahem, friendly (mostly friendly) debate among fans as to which actor portrayed him best. Now, my Doctor is the ninth incarnation, played by Christopher Eccleston in 2005. Nine was a big fan of bananas. Simply put, “Bananas are good.” That love carried over into his next regeneration, played by David Tennant. In the episode, “The Girl in the Fireplace”, the tenth Doctor, Rose, and Mickey meet (real life historical person) Madame du Pompadour through a portal in a spaceship. It’s very timey-wimey, as the Doctor would say, and as a food blog I’m trying to summarize without completely losing the non-geeks in the crowd. Just trust me; stuff happens. There are killer clockwork robots and horses and French courtesans and a party in 17th century France. And that, my friends, is where our fun begins.

While Rose and Mickey are strapped to tables awaiting dismemberment by our clockwork droid friends, the Doctor comes stumbling in with his tie around his head going on and on about what he has seen and done at aforementioned party. For our purposes, the important moment is when he says, “…I think I just invented the banana daiquiri a couple of centuries early.” Rose is not impressed. Probably because she is still strapped to a table while her designated driver flaps his gums. I’m sure he got read the riot act when everyone was safe and sound once again. But Rose never stays mad at him long and a couple of these would surely have her firmly back on his side.

I looked through a collection of banana daiquiri recipes and decided to combine a couple that sounded good to me. Whether you’re hosting a luau or traveling through all of time and space with a madman in a blue box, you’re going to want a pitcher of these by your side!

'Always Take a Banana to a Party' Daiquiris

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Drink responsibly. Don’t get wibbly-wobbly!


  • 1 large banana, in chunks
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (I used light, because I’m so healthy.)
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1/4 cup sugar (Feel free to adjust to your taste. You could also substitute with honey.)
  • 3 cups of ice
  • 1 and a 1/2 ounces coconut rum
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec


Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth (approximately 1 minute, depending on your blender and ice.) Pour into two glasses and enjoy!

*Disclaimer-I claim no ownership to media mentioned in this post. Doctor Who and all related items belong to their respective studios/entities. Commentary is my own.*

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