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
Banana and Honey Layer Cake with Salted Rum Caramel by Butter and Brioche
Pineapple Rum Upside Down Cake by Buttercream Blondie
Chocolate Coconut Malibu Rum Cake by Urban Bakes
Toasted Coconut Rum Cake by Spiced Blog
Pina Colada Cake by Smitten Kitchen
Rum Buttercream by Dieter’s Downfall
Buttermilk Rum Cake with Olive Oil Gelato by Confessions of a Chocoholic
Homemade Butter and Buttermilk Rum Pound Cake by Yankee Kitchen Ninja
Photo Credit: Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Lemon Rum Madeleines by Just Putzing
Honeydew Raspberry Rum Chiller Popsicles by Real Food By Dad
Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding by The Wanderlust Kitchen
Rum Infused Mixed Berry Galette by Cooking with Cakes
Chocolate Fudge Rum Balls by Baked By An Introvert
Brown Butter Rum Raisin Banana Bread by American Heritage Cooking
Brown Butter Rum Cannoli by Baker’s Royale
Pecan Belgian Waffles with Caramelized Rum Banana Syrup by No Spoon Necessary
Easy Rum Soaked Grilled Pineapple by Gimme Some Oven
Photo Credit: Rebecca @ Foodie With Family
Maple Rum Sweet Potato Cornbread by Grandbaby Cakes
Roasted Pineapple Rum Chicken by A Beautiful Bite
Coconut Rum Grilled Shrimp by Homecooking Memories
Jerk Chicken Bites with Rum Glazed Pineapple by 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!
Chris- First of all, I love that you are man enough to admit you enjoy a good strawberry daquiri! Cheers to that! I have missed Spring too and am so excited to start cooking with spring produce (Yay!!). This is an extensive and fabulous list of ways to kick off and celebrate spring. Thank you so very much for including me! I am honored 🙂 I am going to have to stock up on my supply of Rum, because there are a lot of recipes on here that I can’t wait to try! Thanks again, and Cheers!!
Your manhood has been confirmed, Chris. Any dude who can admit to liking strawberry daiquiris is clearly worthy of Wolfpack membership. Also, thanks for including my Coconut Rum Cake on here. Now I’m going to be craving that cake for the rest of the day. Also going to check out some of these other awesome rum recipes. Long live rum!! #WolfpackRumRunners
Thank you for including my little rum cakes in this round-up! I LOVE rum, In fact this weekend when I was out for dinner and I saw a rum cocktails as a special, I immediately ordered it without even reading the rest of the ingredients. As long as there’s rum. I’m good 🙂
SO glad you liked the banana and rum cake Chris!
Connie | URBAN BAKES
I hear you on the appreciation we, New Yorkers, attain when the warmer weather of Spring and blooms begin to come in but the extended light! That’s probably the best part for food photographers… much appreciation for that.
This round up of rum-flavored treats is a great one! Never knew PR was the rum-capitol of the world. Thanks for including mine!
nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
This is kind of my favorite round up of the year! Love alcohol infused baked goods. LOVE. I need to try pretty much all of these and you need to invite me to these poolside strawberry daiquiri parties of which you speak…