"Got Rum?" Magazine
THE RUM UNIVERSITY LABORATORY: Making Your Own Honey Rum Liqueur
The Rum University offers a recipe to make your own Honey Rum Liqueur in the 2015 March issue of "Got Rum?" magazine.
making your own HONEY Rum Liqueur
The smell of honey is enough to make many people salivate. Perhaps it is in our DNA to recognize honey as a quick source of energy, or as a sweet reward after a long day of hunting or planting. Regardless of the reason, honey has always been a part of human’s diet, either as a food or a beverage. Most societies have even incorporated it into the making or flavoring of fermented and/or distilled beverages.
It seems our infatuation with honey will be eternal. So we would like to share with you an easy Honey Rum Liqueur recipe that might become a new staple in your household.
• 5 cups Sugar
• 5 cups Water
• 5 cups Honey
• 5 cups Rum, medium or heavy-bodied
Combine the sugar and the water in a thick pan and bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent burning or caramelization of the sugar.
Once all the sugar has been dissolved, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down. Transfer the syrup into a large glass jar (1 gallon or larger). Add the honey and the rum and shake or stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Skim off any foam that may form on the surface (you may have to repeat this process a couple of times over the first few days until all the foam is gone).
Store the container in a cool, dark place and let it sit there for 2 to 4 weeks.
Makes approximately 1 gallon.