Today is National Rum Day!

Last updated on June 30th, 2022 at 12:52 pm

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)bannana fosters on plate with sauce

  • 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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