National Rum Day: 16 Tasty Ways to Celebrate That Aren’t a Piña Colada
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National Rum Day: 16 Tasty Ways to Celebrate That Aren’t a Piña Colada

When you think of rum, you probably dream about your favorite mojito recipes or sipping a frozen strawberry daiquiri by the beach. While nursing a piña colada out of a coconut is probably the ideal way to consume it, there are many delicious rum recipes that you may be missing out on. Since it’s a given that you’ll be drinking the stuff on National Rum Day, we thought we’d share a few recipes that you can prepare so you can eat your rum too. Keep reading to uncover 16 concoctions that’ll take you from breakfast to dessert and everywhere in between.

1. Boozy Banana Chia Seed Pudding: This versatile pudding can be eaten as a light dessert or even a boozy breakfast (no judgment here!). It’s creamy, vegan and gluten-free, so just about anyone can enjoy it with you. (via Mid-Life Croissant)

2. Cannoli Cake: You need an epic cake to celebrate National Rum Day, and this cannoli cake is just the ticket. Imagine rich homemade cannoli filling sandwiched between layers of rum-soaked cake, and you have the perfect way to end your day. (via Smells Like Home)

3. Caramelized Peach French Toast: The combination of rum and peach work in unison to create a sweet and syrupy sauce for your French toast to soak up. Add a dollop of crème fraîche on top and you might just have a perfect breakfast. (via Simply Home Cooked)

4. Coconut Rum Blondies: White chocolate, macadamia nuts and coconut rum give these chewy blondies their out-of-this-world taste. Thankfully, with just one bowl and a little patience, you could be eating these babies in less than an hour. (via Saving Room for Dessert)

5. Double Chocolate Rum Booze Balls: Chocolate + more chocolate + booze = pure decadence. Roll the finished balls in shredded coconut or powdered sugar to complete the divine transformation. (via Dishes Delish)

6. Bananas Foster Fried Bananas: As if fried bananas weren’t delicious enough by themselves. Whip up this quick caramelized bananas foster sauce to dip them in ASAP. The combo is crunchy and sweet, with just enough rum to give them a Caribbean feel. (via Family Table Treasures)

7. Gluten-Free Raspberry Lime Mojito Cupcakes: Other than a piña colada, a mojito is rum’s most famous cocktail. Pay homage to the drink in sweet fashion by making these cupcakes, complete with a spiked raspberry lime buttercream. (via Flippin’ Delicious)

8. Lemon Beer Party Cake With Rum Lime Whipped Cream: You can’t have a rum party without a cake! This one has beer in the cake and rum in the frosting, so you know it’s ready for a good time. (via The Beeroness)

9. Pineapple Rum Tartlets: Underneath the layers of caramelized pineapple lies a bed of rum and brown sugar pastry cream that’s so delectable, you won’t be able to stop at one. Think pineapple upside down cake meets a fancy French tart. (via Vintage Kitty)

10. Pistachio Rum Crème Brûlée: If your rum day includes a date, this luscious crème brûlée has to be on your menu. You’ll get major props for your culinary skills, and no one has to know how easy it was. (My Baking Addiction)

11. Boozy Tropical Oatmeal: Make your morning more bearable by taking a quick trip to the tropics. Coconut, banana and pineapple flavor this hearty oatmeal, along with a splash of coconut rum that gives just enough of a boozy kick. (via Scoogles)

12. Rum Chocolate Mousse: This decadent, five-ingredient mousse is the definition of luxurious. You won’t believe how easy it is to prepare and how rich the final product it. Now, where’s the spoon? (via Sprinkle With Sage)

13. Rum Jerk Chicken: Even though you may want to drink all day, eventually you’ll have to have dinner. This jerk chicken has all of the flavors of Jamaica blended into a tasty rum-based marinade that’ll get your lips smackin’. (via Stetted)

14. Spiked Peach and Limeade Granita: Call this a cocktail or call it dessert; however you describe the concoction, it’s delicious. Beware — there’s a hefty pour of rum in this bad boy, and it can sneak up on you. (via A Salad for All Seasons)

15. Tropical Biscotti: You’ll need a snack between your rum-filled meals, so why not make it tropical biscotti with a hint of… you guessed it, RUM! Pop these in a cup of coffee and you’ve beaten the three o’clock slump. (via Wanna Come With?)

16. Vegan Roasted Banana Ice Cream With Rum Coconut Caramel Swirl: To cap everything off at the end of the night, you’ll need a scoop (or two) of ice cream. Top it with a rum coconut caramel sauce and pat yourself on the back for a day well spent. (via Domestic Gothess)

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