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 â€” 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
Recipe adapted from www.delish.com
- 1 oz. St. Augustine Distillery RUM
- Â½ c. hot coffee
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 sprinkle cinnamon
- orange zest
- Sweetened whipped cream
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.
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
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.
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.
Jell-O flan (follow the package recipe)