(WJBK) - Rum is popular in the summer as a key component of refreshing punches and mojitos, but as the temps drop, spiced rum adds a warm and cozy flavor to cocktails, desserts - and even entrees. It's a great for Caribbean recipes. You can also make your own vanilla extract with it, as well as delicious glazes, marinades and boozy sweets. It's a fun one to learn how to cook with, as it can offer a big flavor boost.
Both white and dark rum can be used in glazes and marinades for meats and vegetables. It also works well in sweet dishes. You'll often see rum used in classic dishes like Tiramisu, Bananas Foster and Rum Raisin ice cream, but it would also be great in a chocolate sauce or autumn pie.
Bahama Breeze locations in Metro Detroit are celebrating all the flavor of rum with their annual Rumtoberfest, now through November 5. Watch to see how to prepare Rum & Coke Chicken & Ribs and for more information, visit Rumtoberfest.com.