Blue Suede Shoes at Sen Sakana

It’s a widely known fact that Elvis Presley loved peanut butter and banana sandwiches. And this delicious combination is now available in a glass at Sen Sakana. The Blue Suede Shoes cocktail – an homage to the King of Rock and Roll’s hit song – mixes peanut butter-washed bourbon with banana liqueur and puree along with chocolate bitters for an irresistible treat in a glass.

“The inspiration came from Elvis because his favorite sandwiches were peanut butter and banana,” explains Beverage Director Zachary Gross. “By fat washing the bourbon, it enables the spirit to take on the flavor of the peanut butter, without it becoming thick. What came out was, in my opinion, a delicious, boozy, homage to the King of Rock N Roll!!!”

Blue Suede Shoes at Sen Sakana


  • 1 ounce of Peanut Butter Fat Washed Bourbon**
  • .5 ounce of Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
  • 1.5 ounces of Giffard Banana Liqueur
  • 1 ounce of Banana Puree (made with fresh bananas, lemon and lime juice)
  • Dash of Chocolate Bitters

Shaken and served over ice. Garnish with dehydrated banana chips.

**Peanut Butter Fat-Washed Bourbon: Spread peanut butter (one pound of peanut butter for every liter of bourbon) across the bottom of a pan. Pour Bourbon on top of the peanut butter. Cover and let sit for 2 days. Strain with a cheesecloth until all the liquid is out. Pour back into the bourbon bottle for use.

Sen Sakana details

28 W. 44th St.; 212-221-9560;; @sensakana

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