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5 Delicious Rum Inspired Dishes for Your Next Summer BBQ

Disclaimer: My thanks go to Captain Morgan for inspiring me to come up with 5 delicious rum recipes for your next summer BBQ, and for sponsoring this post; these were delicious to dream up!

When it comes to the taste of summer, nothing beats sipping on rum, but did you know this delicious drink also makes a great “special” ingredient in many of your favorite recipes? I love to add rum when I’m entertaining friends and want to create an easy going vibe. Nothing beats the smell of ribs melting on the grill, while we catch up over rum punch. How do you spend your summer nights?

Keep reading for 5 foolproof recipes you can use to make your next summer BBQ a hit!

Captain Morgan BBQ Sauce

No BBQ is ready for kickoff without a signature BBQ sauce. Whether your marinating those ribs or want to slather up steak, your BBQ sauce should be the crowning glory of your event. This is what guests will be talking about for years to come, so avoid generic canned sauces if you want to make an impression. I wish I realized how easy BBQ sauce is to make sooner. I turn to this all the time.

Here’s how to get it popping:


  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Chili Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Ketchup
  • ¼ Worcester Sauce
  • 1 Tsp. Dry Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. Pepper
  • 2 Cloves Crushed Garlic
  • ½ Cup Original Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum


  1. Add ingredients to a skillet on low heat
  2. Simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes, stir occasionally
  3. Use a marinade brush to drench anything your taste buds desire

Jerk Wings with Rum

Game day isn’t complete without wings, but they also make a delicious BBQ add on. You can serve these on their own merit, or work them into rotation. One bite and I know your guests will be hooked. Plus, adding an authentic jerk accent is as easy as splashing in some spiced rum and a squeeze of lime. I love to make these in advance to serve as guests arrive. They make great, albeit messy, finger food.


  • Garnish: spring onions
  • 2-1/2 lb. chicken wings and split at joints
  • Captain Morgan BBQ Sauce


  • Heat oven to 450°F
  • Spread wings onto rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray
  • Bake 35 min.; drain
  • Brush with sauce; bake 10 min. or until wings are done

Classic Rum Glazed Spare Ribs

If you want to be taken seriously in front of the grill, you need to master ribs. What I love about this marinade is that it makes super tender ribs. I guarantee your guests will be back for seconds. Serve with an assortment of chilled sides like potato salad for an easy yet satisfying meal.


  • 1 Rack Spare Ribs (3 To 4 Lb.)
  • 1 Tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • Captain Morgan BBQ Sauce (Recipe Above)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, or set a medium heat on your grill
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl
  3. Place ribs on a roasting rack and apply the dry rub to the ribs
  4. Pour 1 cup of water around the ribs and top them with foil
  5. Baked or BBQ until tender (regularly check for about an hour and a half)
  6. During the final 20 minutes of cooking, smoother ribs in Captain Morgan BBQ Sauce

Jamaican Me Crazy Rum Punch

I love making a batch of rum punch before a party to entertain guests and set the mood while I get ready to grill. Upgrade your get together and turn it in to a party by choosing a nice big bowl, and add lots of frozen fruit before kickoff to create a centerpiece that would make Martha Stewart jealous. This is a great way to make guests feel at ease, and everyone raves about this recipe.

Ingredients: Serves 4-6

  • 2 1/2 Cups Pineapple Juice
  • 2 1/2 Cups Orange Juice
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 Tablespoons Grenadine Syrup
  • 1 Orange, Sliced
  • 1 Lime, Sliced
  • 1 Lemon, Sliced
  • 1 Cup Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 1/2 Cup Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum


  1. Mix ingredients into a large bowl and stir
  2. Add frozen fruit before serving to chill (ice will water it down)

Southern Banana Rum Bread Pudding

Did you know rum is a traditional ingredient in many delicious desserts? Banana rum bread pudding just happens to be my all-time favorites. Something about this sweet, spicy, chewy concoction sends me into a food coma. I love every bite and know you will too. Don’t be shy with the rum either, you won’t regret one mouthful of this heavinly dessert.


  • 2-Ounce Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
  • 5-Ounce Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 2 Cup Milk
  • 7 Ounce Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 12 Ounce Frozen Whipped Topping, Thawed
  • 16-Ounce Vanilla Wafers
  • 14 Bananas


  1. Soak vanilla wafers and bananas in Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum for 20 seconds
  2. Pour off remaining liquid into a bowl with condensed milk, set aside
  3. In a separate bowl, beat pudding mix with milk for 2 minutes
  4. Blend in condensed milk mixture until smooth
  5. Stir in vanilla extract
  6. Fold in whipped topping
  7. Layer wafers, bananas and pudding mixture in a glass serving bowl
  8. Chill until serving

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