Anyone can recommend a good rum that would work in cakes and quick breads but is not extremely expensive. I like the flavor alcohol gives baked goods but otherwise I don't drink alcohol so I want a good rum that would serve its purpose.
In this week's episode of CHOW Happy Hour, Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco makes the Pampanito, a rum cocktail made from sugarcane molasses and lemon juice. He reveals how his travels in Jamaica inspired the drink, but the name evolved back home in San Francisco.
Morgenthaler has two requirements for the cocktails he makes. First, they’ve got to be incredibly delicious, to satisfy his very demanding palate. But second, they’ve got to be as easy as possible to make, because he’s one of the laziest people you’ll ever meet. His method for making spiced rum at home satisfies both those requirements.