How to make German Rumtopf

How to Make German Rumtopf

So have you guys ever heard of German Rumtopf? This post is all about How to Make German Rumtopf. The name means Rum Pot and it’s basically a fruity alcoholic dessert made in a crock. Successive fruits are layered in with sugar and rum, starting in the spring with strawberries.

How to make German Rumtopf

My Rumtopf Pot

As the summer progresses and each fruit comes into season, it’s added to the pot, and the contents just get better and better. Once fall comes, and summer is over, the pot is closed up and left to mature until the Christmas season where it is traditionally first sampled for the first time in December on the first evening of Advent. We’ve been getting such good fruit this year that I don’t think there’d be an issue with starting a Rumtopf, now, even if it is a bit late in the summer.

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Coquito - A Coconut Rum Cocktail

Coquito – A Coconut Rum Cocktail

I kind of fell in love with the idea of the Coquito – A Coconut Rum Cocktail, before I ever had my first sip of this cocktail concoction. Thinking back, I’m not even sure where I first heard about the creamy, frothy, coconut deliciousness laced with Rum and touched with cinnamon that is the Coquito. Def not when I was growing up in Iowa, lol! The Midwest weather, especially in Minnesota, where I live now isn’t traditionally considered to be too hospitable to people used to warmer climes – or even to us born here. The Coquito will make me forget all that, even though it’s January, now!

Coquito - A Coconut Rum Cocktail

Coquito, a creamy, frothy coconut & rum cocktail

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Apple Pie Moonshine

Apple Pie Moonshine

So Apple Pie Moonshine – I kept seeing photos of it, and I kept thinking about making it and finally, I made the leap. If Apple Pie Moonshine hasn’t been on your radar, read on my friend. This is a delish adult beverage that’s going to be fantastic at any fall/winter outing, tailgate or football party or bonfire or maybe even Thanksgiving or after you rake leaves, or at the cabin or on that ski or snowmobile trip. Well, serve it anytime. You get the idea!

Apple Pie Moonshine

Apple Pie Moonshine

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The Best Molasses Spice Cookies - soft, chewy, crispy edges. cooks illustrated

Molasses Spice Cookies

Molasses Spice Cookies. If any single food item can define a season, it has to be this mixture of molasses and spices that heralds in late fall to early winter. Warm, earthy, just a bit soft and chewy, these Molasses Spice Cookies are perfection. If I do say so myself! And I do! 🙂

The Best Molasses Spice Cookies - soft, chewy, crispy edges. cooks illustrated

The Best Molasses Spice Cookies – soft, chewy, crispy edges.

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Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Few Surprises!

Did you know the Bundt cake pan was developed in Minnesota? It’s true. You betcha. And guess what? This Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake was, too. By moi! It has a surprise inside: a Rum spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel. And to take it to the next level, it has two glazes, and not your ordinary plain old tired glazes. Nope, nope, nope! This one has a Chocolate Ganache Glaze topped off by Rum Vanilla Glaze. Uff-dah!

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Rum Spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel, Chocolate Ganache & Vanilla Rum Glazes

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Rum Spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel, Chocolate Ganache & Vanilla Rum Glazes

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