This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rums of Puerto Rico . All opinions are 100% mine.
Sometimes I ask myself why I live in a place where I need to deal with snow. I’m stuck dealing with shoveling the driveway yet again while my blogging friends over in CA are posting recipes with perfect produce from their backyard gardens. #jealous
But then it comes to this point in the year. The weather starts getting warmer, the sun’s rays extend well into the evening, and I’m reminded how much more of an appreciation I have for it because what just came before. Ah, Spring, how I’ve missed you.
My gardens come back to life. The grass becomes green again. And the party moves outside… poolside. And you know what any outdoor party needs? Beverages. Growing up, I remember my mom was always a strawberry daquiri fan. She didn’t drink often, but when she had the seldom urge to enjoy a cocktail… it was always a strawberry daquiri.
Who can blame her… they are freaking delicious. And sure, I’m man enough to admit it. I love fruity frozen cocktails in the summer. That’s right, I said it. Heck to the yes.
Obviously rum is a welcome party starter at our house during these warmer months. But then I got thinking… I never have really cooked or baked with rum. I wonder if any of my good ‘ole trusty blogging friends have used rum in their recipes? And of course, a quick search of their stunning blogs came through with enough recipes to keep me busy all spring and summer long. I can’t wait to try them out. I mean, look how amazing these recipes sound!
Photo Credit: Thalia @ Butter and Brioche
Photo Credit: Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Photo Credit: Rebecca @ Foodie With Family
Let’s talk rum. Did you know that Puerto Rico has been distilling rum for more than 450 years?! That means that they have been making quality rum for longer than the U.S.A. has been the U.S.A. I literally had no clue they were the Rum Capital of the world. That’s pretty legit!
And to celebrate their rum-tastic heritage, they have created a new web video series called Rum Times, in partnership with HISTORY.COM. I just watched the first episode and it was pretty cool to see the country and its history in a brand new way (beyond those typical Ricky Martin commercials… know what I mean??).
You can watch the first episode above, where rum plays an important role in the celebration of the invention of light. I mean, how else would Thomas Edison celebrate? Whoop whoop, I just invented electric light. It’s Rum Time!