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
Pinch salt
6 cups (½-inch cubes) day-old French bread
Vanilla ice cream
Caramel Sauce, recipe [...]

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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 into rocks glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish [...]

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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 dark rum
To Finish
½ cup pecans, chopped fine
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Smash bananas with a fork until [...]

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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 minutes. Serve warm.

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