Besides making me feel like a pirate, rum is a super fun drink, and we should all have it more often.
Not only is it a versatile mixer, from fruity spiced tiki drinks to warm holiday cocktails, rum also lends itself particularly well to desserts. There's a certain sweetness that the sugary spirit brings; and let me tell you, I am here for it.
Plus, when you're cooking with booze, you can drink as much of it as you want. Everybody knows that.
French toast is always a delicious breakfast or dessert, so it goes to reason that by dunking it in rum, you make it EVEN BETTER. Want an even rummier treat? Top your French toast with a rum glaze.
This counts as healthy, I think. But seriously, the rich rum -- which helps char the whole thing -- spicy cayenne pepper and caramelized sugar are the perfect match for bittersweet, tart grapefruit.
These stunning personal-sized cakes make perfect gifts -- just make sure to bake extras, or you might end up eating your friend's present, because they are that good.
This creamy, dreamy spiced apple cake would be perfect served alongside some hot caramel buttered rum!
This custard-heavy French treat gets soaked in rum and dried figs instead of the traditional cherry soak, and I honestly don't think you'll miss the original.
With a recipe as decadent as this, you'll feel like you're on Treasure Island with this smooth chocolate creation. Did I mention it's (optionally) gluten free?