This drinks name derives from the cartoon television series “Scooby Doo”. Here is an early printing of this drink:
Complete world bartender guide – Page 428 by Bob Sennett in 1993
“Scooby Snack – 1/2 ounce Vodka, 1/2 oz Malibu coconut rum, 1/2 oz creme de bananes, 1/2 oz Midori melon liqueur, 1/2 oz pineapple juice, 1/2 oz cream”
Given the extreme simularities between this drink and the Jamaican Ten Speed, it is very likely this drink used the Jamaican Ten Speed as a starting point in the creation of this drink. There is not enough evidence to support this drink was confused with the Jamaican Ten Speed.
Hanna-Barbera reincarnated the original “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” with A “Pup Named Scooby-Doo”, which debuted on ABC in 1988. This new-spin show was a success, and lasted until 1991. It is not likely the success was enough to inspire the creation of a drink. It is much more likely that the drink was created after Hanna-Barbera Productions produced three movies in three years titled: “Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers (1987)”, “Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988)”, and “Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988).”
Although, this was enough to influence someone to invent the drink, it certainly wasn’t enough to maintain its popularity. This drink owes its current existence to the major motion picture “Scooby-Doo” in 2002 which cast consist of huge stars such as Matthew Lillard, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Freddie Prinze, Jr.
This drink dates between 1986 -1988 and contained at least as of then:
Roll These Ingredients:
Creme de Banana
Strain These Ingredients into an ice filled highball glass.
Shot Glass (Modern, introducted to this drink as early as 1996)