Get a few tasty Puerto Rican rum recipes, and check out some fun and informative videos about the history of this deliciously versatile spirit!
What You Should Know About the Puerto Rican Rum
What do you think of when you hear the word “rum.” I think of pirates, which reminds me of taking our boys on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland last year. I have very fond memories of the Disney World version of that ride from my youth, but our 7-year-old would not use the word fond to describe his experience. There were too many skeletons and ghost pirates for his taste. Way too many. There was too much Johnny Depp for my taste. Don’t get me wrong. I love Johnny Depp/Jack Sparrow as much as the next girl, but I didn’t want the ride I remember to be turned into a movie commercial!
Anyway, while you are thinking of rum and pirates, you should also be thinking of Puerto Rico, the Rum Capital of the World. This beautiful country has been distilling high-quality rum for more than four centuries. Rums of Puerto Rico and History.com have teamed up to create a fun and interesting video series called Rum Times for your viewing pleasure. Each episode gives a brief lesson about a historical event like Thomas Alva Edison inventing the lightbulb and then shows what the party must have been like to celebrate the occasion. Of course, quality Puerto Rican rums would have been present at any good party!
You can watch Rum Times right from your computer at www.itsrumtime.com. Each episode is only a few minutes, and you will love learning about a historical event, watching the party that might have taken place, and even getting a new rum recipe inspired by the subject.
6 Quick and Easy Puerto Rican Rum Recipes
While we’re talking about rum, I wanted to share some of my favorite Puerto Rican rum recipes with you. When you’re looking for a rum to use, I would recommend BlackBeard for spiced rum, and Bacardi or Don Q for a white or gold rum. Now, It’s Rum Time!Tropical Pineapple SangriaPlum Coconut Mojito3-Ingredient Spiced Rum Pumpkin CakeBright Eyes Rum and ColaEasy Strawberry-Peach White SangriaCoquito Coconut Rum Punch
Now sit back with your glass (or piece of cake!) and enjoy some informative and entertaining videos!
Joanie @ ZagLeft says
These drinks look so good, especially that Mojito! I’m very intrigued by that rum cake, I’m going to have to give that one a try.
Thanks, Joanie! I love pumpkin + cake mix recipes!
The pumpkin rum cake sounds delicious!
Thanks, Beth! I need to try it with GF cake mix. I made that one back when I could eat whatever I wanted ;)
Andi! Loving the new look–sorry it’s been so long. Would love to hear what’s new. You’re busy busy busy. Love your new photo :-) Yay rum. You will always be my Happy Hour buddy in spirit. (in fact I believe I recognize one of “our” drinks up there, Bright Eyes ;-) ) Curious what’s up with the book. ???? Give me a holler. Always happy for your success :-D
Liz! Thank you for coming over, and I’m sorry for the embarrassingly late reply. The book people cut me loose after stringing me along for a couple months. My pride is still a bit damaged, but looking back I wasn’t ready for that! I still don’t know if I am, but I’m sure a Weary Chef book will be coming at some point! (Whether or not anyone buys it is yet to be seen…) I hope you are doing well and staying busy (in a good way)!
Nancy [email protected] says
I have not had rum in years but always enjoyed the flavor! Love all of your creative ideas!
Thank you, Nancy!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Love all these creative rum recipes! So unique!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
That plum mojito has my name all over it!
Can’t wait for plums to come in season again for that one. Thank you, Dorothy!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
So many of these drinks look absolutely amazing, Andi!
Thanks so much, Melanie!
Malia @ Small Town Girl says
Rum is my go to liquor. Love these recipes. I’ll definitely give them a whirl!
Thank you so much, Malia. Glad you liked this one :)
Lisa @ Cooking with Curls says
I saw Rum and came running! I will definitely need to give a few of these a try. ;)
Thanks, Lisa! Great to hear from you! :)