Today is National Rum Day (August 16) and this liquor is good for more than just drinking. Although, it’s pretty good for drinking, too. Whether you like it clear or dark, it doesn’t matter. Today is a day to celebrate all rum and all rum-lovers. So, in honor of National Rum Day, we’ve pulled together some recipes that can help you have a rum-sclusive meal. From the drink, to the entrée, to the dessert… it’s all rum here.


Summer in a Cup

No matter where you are, if you close your eyes and take a sip of the Summer in a Cup, you can almost feel the cool island breeze blowing through your hair. It is the closest a drink will get to sweet, sweet paradise. (Trisha Yearwood)

Rum Runner

Few things beat this classic on a hot summer’s day or cool summer’s night. We wouldn’t be doing National Rum Day right if we didn’t give the Rum Runner a special shout-out. (Real HouseMoms)


Coconut Rum Grilled Shrimp

Rum isn’t just good for drinking. Fire up the grill — and the tiki torches — for this 5-ingredient recipe. Add a Caribbean flare and turn any cookout into a luau with these grill-fired, coconut rum-glazed shrimp skewers. (Home Cooking Memories)

Maple Rum Sweet Potato Cornbread

Flip a timeless classic on its head with this sweet potato cornbread. The maple rum gives it a hint of sweetness that makes you question whether it’s a pre-dinner roll or a post-meal dessert. Luckily, the choice is all yours. (Grandbaby Cakes)


Pina Colada Tres Leches Cake

If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain, then you’ll love this take on the delectably light tres leches cake. A perfect summer dessert with a little rum-inspired twist. What’s not to love? (Ree Drummond)

Brown Butter Rum Banana Bread

The perfect lazy brunch bread gets even better when you mix brown butter rum into the recipe. Add some walnuts or pecans for a little extra nuttiness! (365 Days of Baking and More)

Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding

The great thing about bread pudding is that you can eat this dessert or for breakfast as long as you’ve got a cup of coffee, too. This bread pudding you’ll want to eat all day, though. So…maybe make two pans. (The Wanderlust Kitchen)

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