SPIKE these EASY recipes with St. Augustine Distillery RUM!

IMG_8271By Renee Unsworth

When I was asked to sample a bottle of the St. Augustine Distillery‘s Discovery Series 2 Rum, I knew I didn’t just want to mix up a few ho-hum cocktails … I decided to make a meal of it and add rum to recipes!

The locally made rum is fermented and distilled on-site using premium sugarcane syrups and molasses in copper pot stills! The second batch will be released on Oct. 3.

The four recipes below showcase this made-in-St. Augustine spirit — Smuggler’s Coffee, Honey-Rum Black Beans, Pineapple-Nectarine Rum Sauce, and Flan with Rum Sauce.

Have you tried to St. Augustine Distillery‘s vodka or gin? Free samples are available daily during FREE tours of the facility, a renovated historic building in downtown St. Augustine that once housed an ice plant. For more details, go to staugustinedistillery.com

Smuggler's Coffee made with Discovery Series 2 rum from the St. Augustine Distillery is an easy and fun way to enjoy this locally made spirit. Photos by Renee Unsworth

Smuggler’s Coffee made with Discovery Series 2 rum from the St. Augustine Distillery is an easy and fun way to enjoy this locally made spirit. Photos by Renee Unsworth

Smuggler’s Coffee

Recipe adapted from www.delish.com

In a heatproof glass, stir the coffee and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Stir in rum. Garnish with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and orange zest.


Honey-Rum Black BeansIMG_8258

Recipe inspired from a similar recipe at www.delish.com

  • 1/2 cup St. Augustine Distillery RUM
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 small Spanish onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup clover honey
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • kosher salt
  • pepper

Cook black beans, rum, and diced onion on medium for 10 minutes, reduce heat, and add honey. Add kosher salt and pepper to taste. Garish with cilantro.


 

IMG_8264Pineapple and nectarine rum sauce (great over grilled chicken or fish)

Recipe adapted from emerils.com/126998/pineapple-rum-sauce

  • 2 tablespoons St. Augustine Distillery RUM
  • 3 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup fresh diced nectarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest

Add rum, pineapple, nectarine, sugar, water, and orange zest to pot and cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar, water, and rum reduce and coat fruit. Serve warm or cold over chicken or fish.


Flan with rum sauceIMG_8270

Jell-O flan (follow the package recipe)

RUM SAUCE
Add 2 tablespoons St. Augustine Distillery RUM to the sauce package that comes with the flan. Mix well and pour in the bottom of each flan cup before pouring in flan to set.

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