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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rums of Puerto Rico . All opinions are 100% mine.

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Sometimes I ask myself why I live in a place where I need to deal with snow. I'm stuck dealing with shoveling the drivewayyet again while my blogging friends over in CA are posting recipes with perfect produce from their backyard gardens. #jealous

But then it comes to this point in the year. The weather starts getting warmer, the sun's rays extend well into the evening, and I'm reminded how much more of an appreciation I have for it because what just came before. Ah, Spring, how I've missed you.

My gardens come back to life. The grass becomes green again. And the party moves outside... poolside. And you know what any outdoorparty needs? Beverages. Growing up, I remember my mom was always a strawberry daquiri fan. She didn't drink often, but when she had the seldom urge to enjoy a co*cktail... it was always a strawberry daquiri.

Who can blame her... they are freaking delicious. And sure, I'm man enough to admit it. I love fruity frozen co*cktails in the summer. That's right, I said it. Heck to the yes.

Obviously rum is a welcome party starter atour house during these warmer months. But then I got thinking... I never have really cooked or baked with rum. I wonder if any of my good 'ole trusty blogging friends have used rum in their recipes? And of course, a quick search of their stunning blogs camethrough with enough recipes to keep me busy all spring and summer long. I can't wait to try them out. I mean, look how amazing these recipes sound!

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Banana and Honey Layer Cake with Salted Rum Caramel by Butter and Brioche

Pineapple Rum Upside Down Cake by Buttercream Blondie

Chocolate Coconut Malibu Rum Cake by Urban Bakes

Toasted Coconut Rum Cake by Spiced Blog

Pina Colada Cake by Smitten Kitchen

Rum Buttercream by Dieter's Downfall

Buttermilk Rum Cake with Olive Oil Gelato by Confessions of a Chocoholic

Homemade Butter and Buttermilk Rum Pound Cake by Yankee Kitchen Ninja

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Lemon Rum Madeleines by Just Putzing

Honeydew Raspberry Rum Chiller Popsicles by Real Food By Dad

Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding by The Wanderlust Kitchen

Rum Infused Mixed Berry Galette by Cooking with Cakes

Chocolate Fudge Rum Balls by Baked By An Introvert

Brown Butter Rum Raisin Banana Bread by American Heritage Cooking

Brown Butter Rum Cannoli by Baker's Royale

Pecan Belgian Waffles with Caramelized Rum Banana Syrup by No Spoon Necessary

Easy Rum Soaked Grilled Pineapple by Gimme Some Oven

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Maple Rum Sweet Potato Cornbread by Grandbaby Cakes

Roasted Pineapple Rum Chicken by A Beautiful Bite

Coconut Rum Grilled Shrimp by Homecooking Memories

Jerk Chicken Bites with Rum Glazed Pineapple by Foodie With Family

Let's talk rum. Did you know that Puerto Rico has been distilling rum for more than 450 years?! That means that they have been making quality rum for longer than the U.S.A. has been the U.S.A. I literally had no clue they were the Rum Capital of the world. That's pretty legit!

And to celebrate their rum-tastic heritage, they have created a new web video series called Rum Times, in partnership with HISTORY.COM. I just watched the first episode and it was pretty cool to see the country and its history in a brand new way (beyond those typical Ricky Martin commercials... know what I mean??).

You can watch the first episode above, where rum plays an important rolein the celebration of the invention of light. I mean, how else would Thomas Edison celebrate? Whoop whoop, I just invented electric light. It’s Rum Time!

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  1. Cheyanne

    Chris- First of all, I love that you are man enough to admit you enjoy a good strawberry daquiri! Cheers to that! I have missed Spring too and am so excited to start cooking with spring produce (Yay!!). This is an extensive and fabulous list of ways to kick off and celebrate spring. Thank you so very much for including me! I am honored 🙂 I am going to have to stock up on my supply of Rum, because there are a lot of recipes on here that I can't wait to try! Thanks again, and Cheers!!


  2. David

    Your manhood has been confirmed, Chris. Any dude who can admit to liking strawberry daiquiris is clearly worthy of Wolfpack membership. Also, thanks for including my Coconut Rum Cake on here. Now I'm going to be craving that cake for the rest of the day. Also going to check out some of these other awesome rum recipes. Long live rum!! #WolfpackRumRunners


  3. Bianca

    Thank you for including my little rum cakes in this round-up! I LOVE rum, In fact this weekend when I was out for dinner and I saw a rum co*cktails as a special, I immediately ordered it without even reading the rest of the ingredients. As long as there's rum. I'm good 🙂


  4. Thalia

    SO glad you liked the banana and rum cake Chris!


  5. Connie | URBAN BAKES

    I hear you on the appreciation we, New Yorkers, attain when the warmer weather of Spring and blooms begin to come in but the extended light! That's probably the best part for food photographers... much appreciation for that.
    This round up of rum-flavored treats is a great one! Never knew PR was the rum-capitol of the world. Thanks for including mine!


  6. nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps



  7. Lindsey

    This is kind of my favorite round up of the year! Love alcohol infused baked goods. LOVE. I need to try pretty much all of these and you need to invite me to these poolside strawberry daiquiri parties of which you speak...


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20 Creative Rum Based Recipes That Aren't co*cktails - Shared Appetite (2024)


What food goes well with rum? ›

Rum and Food Pairing Suggestions
  • Light Rum and Seafood: Pair a light, citrusy rum with fresh seafood dishes, such as ceviche or shrimp scampi. ...
  • Dark Rum and Grilled Meats: A rich and robust dark rum, with its caramel and toffee undertones, can be the perfect match for grilled steaks or lamb.

What can I mix with rum? ›

So let's take a look at our top 6 mixers for rum.
  • Ginger Ale. We know - you expected the number one spot to be Cola, but trust us. ...
  • Cola. Well of course, we couldn't leave this one out altogether. ...
  • Tonic. Everyone's heard of Gin and Tonic, but have you tried rum instead of gin? ...
  • Long Tail Mixers. ...
  • Hot Chocolate. ...
  • Ice.

What are the 7 different types of rum drink? ›

Rum Drinks: Our Top 7 Rum co*cktails
  • Daiquiri.
  • Dark and Stormy.
  • Pina Colada.
  • Mojito.
  • Hurricane.
  • Mai Tai.
  • Rum Punch.
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What are the other uses of rum? ›

Rum has serious antibacterial properties. If you have a cold, your body has to fight off bad bacteria. Antibacterial drinks help to do just that (and keep scurvy away, too). A small dose of rum can help relieve a sore throat, one of the most common symptoms of a cold.

Which fruit goes well with rum? ›

The sweetness of fruit like mango and pineapple pair well with the Spiced rum, refreshing you after this spicy tipple. Bonnie Sauce Co. Try adding rum to a marinade with any sauce from Bonnie Sauce co.

What cheese goes well with rum? ›

Any crumbly, aged cheese can be put with rum, especially when it starts to develop those cravable tyrosine crystals, but if ever there was a cheese meant for a rum love match, it's gouda.

What mixes well with Bacardi rum? ›

  • Bacardi silver tastes good with cranberry juice.
  • Gold with co*ke.
  • Lemon with cranberry.
  • Pineapple, dragon berry with pineapple juice and tangerine with co*ke.
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Is Sprite and rum good? ›

The citrus element complements both the sweetness of the Sprite and the warm, complex flavors of the spiced rum. For an extra touch of spice, a cinnamon stick or a pinch of grated nutmeg can also enhance the drink's overall appeal.

What is the most popular rum drink? ›

Top 10 rum co*cktails
  • Mojito. ...
  • Frozen strawberry daiquiri. ...
  • Caipirinha. ...
  • Mai tai. ...
  • Cuba libre. ...
  • Hurricane. ...
  • Long island iced tea. ...
  • Dark & stormy. Enjoy the definitive blend of dark rum and ginger in our dark & stormy co*cktail.

What is Navy style rum? ›

Nowadays the term navy strength refers to spirits, usually gin or rum that are bottled at 57% abv. Navy strength is also associated with Navy Rum, where brands like Woods 100 are 57% and also share a common dark, rich characteristic that is reminiscent of the rums carried on board ship in the 19th century.

What rum did pirates drink? ›

For the most part, pirates would drink whatever they got their hands on. Usually, this meant unrefined, dark, high-alcohol-content strong rum. When you Google this question, you'll find the top answer to be grog, or rum grog. Rum grog was a mixture of rum, sugar, lime or another citrus, and water.

What is Caribbean style rum? ›

Most Caribbean rum is made either with column or pot still distillation or both. Column stills are efficient, industrial behemoths, whereas pot stills are slower and distill to lower strengths but retain more flavor.

What can I do with a bottle of rum? ›

Just 1 Bottle: 14 co*cktails to Make With Rum and a Trip to the Grocery Store
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  3. Get Dave Arnold's Thai Basil Daiquiri recipe »
  4. Get the Hibiscus Rum Cooler recipe »
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What do Jamaicans use rum for? ›

Historically, overproof white rum has been a working man's drink. Older generations drink it with water (never with ice), milk (to coat the stomach) or a bite of cheese. Rum is part of Jamaican funeral rituals and sometimes passes as medicine.

What did pirates use rum for? ›

During this period, the pirates would take long voyages, and the ships' casks that held their water began to grow algae, spoiling their drinking water quickly. This is where rum came into play. By adding rum into the casks, it would act as a preservative and prevent things such as slime from overgrowing in the water.

What food pairs well with rum and co*ke? ›

Rum and co*ke is classic with a burger or, again, American-style barbecue. Dark rum loves brisket.

What food goes well with rum and co*ke? ›

For example, Fried Chicken and Macaroni and Cheese pairs well with Rum and Coca-Cola or a Three Dots and a Dash. A spiced oven roasted chicken can be an interesting (in a good way) pairing with a 1944 Mai Tai, or Scorpion tropical co*cktail.

What goes well with Captain Morgan rum? ›

  • Captain and Cola. Never underestimate a lime wedge. ...
  • Captain and Ginger. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, a splash of spicy Ginger Ale, and a slice of lime to cut through the gingery heat.
  • Captain and Pineapple. ...
  • Cardinal Rules. ...
  • Classic Captain Colada. ...
  • Coconut Island Water. ...
  • Coconut Spritz. ...
  • Cowboy Cooler.


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