How appropriate considering what’s supposedly coming our way this evening. If you haven’t gotten your supplies yet, there might be a few things left…if stores are even open. If you do decide to head out, go early and be safe!
I have been on it with these infusions lately! Pineapples are such a nice fruit in the summer and rum is just nice anytime. Put them together, add an umbrella…Hey Summer!!
2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
2 cups golden rum
3 tablespoons sugar
Club soda, for topping
Lime wedges, for serving
Combine the pineapple, rum and sugar in a bowl or pitcher. Refrigerate at least 8 hours and up to 3 days. Strain the rum, reserving the pineapple. Serve over ice with a splash of soda, a few pieces of the pineapple and several lime wedges.
Also tasty with Tonic or Coke or Juice or Sprite or….
It’s cold now! Which is fine with me, I love this weather. I love boots and scarfs and coats and sweaters…so I’m good! But for those of you that need a little something to warm you up, from the inside…Hot Buttered Rum does the trick every time!
Add the rum and batter to a mug. Fill with boiling water and stir.
*Hot Buttered Rum Batter
Add all the ingredients except the ice cream to a bowl and stir to combine. Add the ice cream and stir again. Transfer to a container with a lid, seal and store in the freezer. (Ideally, the batter is prepared at first frost and finished before the robins arrive. Bring it out for parties, or whenever the temperature drops below 25 degrees.)
Recipe from Wayne Curtis, the author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails.
TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL BOTTLES
After I pulled these photos from each brands’ website, and put my top 10 list together, I noticed that all of the products are light spirits (e.g., vodka) or at least light in color (e.g., light rum). Wonder what that means, especially since I drink brown goods with a fair amount of frequency? Are dark spirits’ bottles (e.g., whiskey, scotch) less aesthetically pleasing or do light spirits have stronger marketing and/or have a stronger focus on design since there is less in the way of taste differences [vodka by its very nature should be color-less, odor-less and taste-less]? Hmmm…something to think about.