Today is National Rum Day!

It’s National Rum Day! There really is no rhyme or reason for why August 16 is National Rum Day. I could research it for hours and come up with some sort of logic, but on a day like this why bother! It’s RUM DAY! Let’s not waste time arguing about the days origin. Instead, I’m going to leave you with a brief history of rum and then a tasty recipe.

To sum it up, rum is a sugarcane-based alcoholic beverage, aged in oak barrels. It is consumed as a straight or iced shot, blended in a mixed drink (Pina Colada, Mai Tai, and Daiquiris), and even used in a variety of desserts (rum cake, Bananas Foster, and rum balls).

Your customers will love this simple and delicious recipe for Bananas Foster!

Bananas Foster (Serves 4)

  • 4 Bananas
  • 1/2c Butter
  • 1/4c Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/4c Rum
  • 4 Scoops French Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Cinnamon
  • 4 Chilled Plates


  1. To chill plates, place in a Beverage Air Glass and Plate Chiller.
  2. Slice the bananas horizontally in halves.
  3. Saute bananas in the butter in a skillet for 3 minutes. Add brown sugar and mix well. Stir in the rum and cook for 1 minute or until reduced, stirring often.
  4. Place 1 scoop of ice cream in each of the 4 dessert bowls. Top each scoop with 2 banana halves and drizzle with sauce and top with cinnamon. Serve immediately.
  5. Feel adventurous? put on a show for your customers by flambéing their dessert table side!

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