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How to make Cyril’s Fish House’s BBC at home

The Bailey's Banana Colada, or BBC, was one

The Bailey's Banana Colada, or BBC, was one of the most popular drinks at Cyril's in Montauk. Pictured here, a version concocted by Temple Run Beach Bar at X'tan Ha Resort in Belize. Credit: Sandy Point Resorts

Cyril’s Fish House has gone on to that great beach party in the sky. Unable to fulfill the Town of East Hampton’s demands for a drastically reduced outdoor presence (among other issues), Montauk’s boisterous watering hole has sold off every furnishing from the ceiling fixtures to the iconic 12-foot marlin that used to swim atop the blue-and-white striped awning.

Those wild Montauk nights will live on in memory only, but Cyril’s signature drink, the BBC, can be enjoyed in the privacy of your own home — where the Town of East Hampton, presumably, has no jurisdiction. Cyril Fitzsimons never disclosed the exact recipe for his version of the Bailey’s Banana Colada, but we’ve reverse-engineered a pretty fair facsimile.



1 ripe banana

1 ounce banana liqueur

1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream

1 ounce dark rum, plus more for floating on top

3 ounces piña colada mix

1 cup ice

In a blender, process banana and liqueur until they form a thick paste. Add Bailey’s, piña colada mix and rum and blend well. Add ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and, if desired, float a layer of rum on the surface. Drink with a straw. Makes 1 serving.

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