Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

Serves 10 to 12 Ingredients 9 tablespoons unsalted butter 1½ cups packed light brown sugar ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon 6 firm-ripe bananas, peeled and cut crosswise into ¾-inch thick slices ¼ cup banana liqueur ½ cup dark rum 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 3 cups heavy cream 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract […]

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Brandy Milk Punch

Makes 1 pitcher Ingredients 1 cup brandy 1 cup dark rum 1⁄3 cup white créme de cacao ¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups whole milk Directions Place all ingredients in a large pitcher and put into tall glasses over ice! Recipe by Paul Clarke, seriouseats.com (adapted)

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Brown Sugar Ginger Rum Kumquat Mojito

Makes 5 cocktails Ingredients 1 cup kumquats, sliced medium ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup fresh mint leaves Ice 1 ¾ cups ginger infused dark rum (recipe follows) Seltzer water Directions

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Fresh Ginger Infused Dark Rum

Makes 1 quart Ingredients 1 cup fresh ginger, sliced thin (does not need to be peeled) 1 quart dark rum Directions In jar place the fresh ginger slices. Add the dark rum and let infuse for about 4 days. Remove the ginger and store in a dark place for up to 3 months.

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Gingito (Dominican Republic)

Another sweet and peppery addition to the mix. Ginger and basil combine well in this deep dark powerful vixen of a drink!

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King’s Country Buck

INGREDIENTS Fresh ginger Fresh basil ¾ oz lime juice 1½ oz dark rum ¾ oz Madeira Ginger beer Lime wheels, for garnish PREPARATION In a mixing glass, muddle a thin strip of fresh ginger and 3 leaves of fresh basil with lime juice. Next, add rum, Madeira and icem and shake vigorously. Strain over ice […]

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Lili’s Vegan Banana Muffins with Pecans & Dark Rum

Makes 12-18 muffins INGREDIENTS Dry 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon allspice Wet 4 overripe bananas, smashed ¾ cup melted earth balance (or vegetable oil) 2 eggs-worth Ener-g brand egg replacer 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract ½ dram […]

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Spiced Apple Cider with Dark Rum

Makes one gallon INGREDIENTS 1 gallon fresh apple cider 1 tart apple, sliced horizontally 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 2 whole cloves 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1-2 cups dark rum (can be omitted for non-alcoholic version) PREPARATION Place all ingredients in a large pot and simmer for about 15 […]

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