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Spiced Rum Banana Bread

Spiced Rum Banana Bread

Though there are all kinds of delicious goodies you can make with bananas and it is hard to pick a favorite. The two that I make most often – that I could probably claim as my favorites – are banana bread and bananas foster. I’ve made all kinds of variations on banana bread over the years and I decided to make one inspired by bananas ... Read More »

Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway Daiquiri

The Hemingway Daiquiri is named after author Ernest Hemingway. The story goes that Hemingway, living in Havana at the time, ducked into the El Floridita bar and asked the bartender for a daiquiri with no sugar and double the rum. The bar was known for its signature drink, a twist on a basic daiquiri (the basic recipe uses only rum, lime juice and sugar) that ... Read More »

How to Make A Classic Daiquiri

How to Make A Classic Daiquiri

A daiquiri is a fantastic cocktail that has been finding its way back into the spotlight over the past couple of years. Though it was absent from cocktail bar menus for a couple of decades, the drink has a very long history. The drink was supposedly invented in Cuba around the turn of the 20th century, then brought back to New York by American fans, ... Read More »

Rum Flan

Rum Flan

Rum and caramel are great together, so it is no surprise that this Rum Flan is a particularly delicious twist on the classic custard dessert. The flan is rich because it is made with plenty of egg yolks (in fact, this recipe is a great way to use up the egg yolks leftover from baking an angel food cake) and it has a silky smooth ... Read More »

Spiced Rum Rice Pudding

Spiced Rum Rice Pudding

Rice pudding was a dish that I only ate at my grandmother’s house when I was growing up. While she didn’t always make it herself from scratch (she sometimes did, and bought Kozi Shack at other times), it was always a creamy treat that I looked forward to when I visited. Perhaps it is because of those memories with my grandmother, but rice pudding has ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Milk Punch

Pumpkin Spice Milk Punch

Milk punch is an old fashioned cocktail that originated sometime in the 17th century. Fans of eggnog will note that it is similar to the classic holiday drink, but it doesn’t include any eggs. It uses brandy (or bourbon or rum), a bit of sugar and milk to make a cocktail that is rich and creamy without being too heavy. Since it is such a ... Read More »

Tiki Drinks Book Giveaway! (closed)

Tiki Drinks: Tropical Cocktails for the Modern Bar

This summer, my newest cookbook – Tiki Drinks: Tropical Cocktails for the Modern Bar – was released just in time for the summer entertaining season. The book is packed with delicious rum drinks that are nothing like those overly sweet blended drinks that were popular in the 1970s. They are fresh, modern updates to the drinks that started the original tiki trend back in the ... Read More »

Banana Rum Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze

Banana Rum Bundt Cake with Rum Glaze

When you taste a lot of rum, you begin to realize that it has a lot of complexity to it – just like wine, beer and coffee do, if you take a bit of extra time to learn what you’re looking for. While rums are made from molasses and sugar cane juice, the region where the sugar cane was grown, as well as both the ... Read More »

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