When she was sick, Emily’s mama used to make her hot honey and lemon, with cinnamon sticks and a glug of rum. It is practically medicinal, rum, it’s so useful in the kitchen. If you can get your friends to smuggle the good stuff back from Martinique, all the better.
- Marinate bay leaves and cinnamon sticks for a spiced cocktail a la Reunion
- Add a splash of rum to a plain apple or almond cake instead of vanilla
- Speculoos – not just for Christmas – excellent with a little dark rum
- Mash up lime and sugar with white rum for the always cool capirinha