Jamon Borracho (Drunken Ham)


This ham is to die for. Sounds to difficult to make but it is very simple. I serve this dish during Easter or Christmas, or whenever I'm in the mood for ham. The flavors of the Dijon mustard and the brown sugar are intensified with the orange rum. Igniting rum will help glaze the ham and melt any remaining sugar, plus it looks cool, too.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
1 whole glazed ham


  • 1 (5 pound) bone-in fully-cooked ham

  • cup Dijon mustard

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pineapple slices, undrained

  • 10 whole cloves, or as needed

  • 4 fluid ounces orange-flavored rum (such as Bacardi O®), divided

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, or as needed

  • ¼ cup water


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  2. Place ham into a roasting pan. Spread Dijon mustard over top and sides of ham in an even coat; sprinkle ham with brown sugar. Press brown sugar onto ham with your hands. Place pineapple slices onto ham, securing them to the top and sides with cloves. Place any unused pineapple slices into the bottom of the roasting pan and pour pineapple juice and 2 ounces orange-flavored rum.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until ham is heated through and brown sugar has begun to glaze onto the meat, about 1 hour. Remove ham from the oven and pour remaining 2 ounces of orange rum over the ham; carefully light the rum on fire with a match. The flames will help the glaze to adhere to the meat.

  4. Continue baking until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ham, not touching bone, reads at least 140 degrees F (60 degrees C), about 1 more hour. Let ham rest for 10 minutes before serving. Transfer ham to a serving platter, leaving pan drippings in the roasting pan.

  5. Stir cornstarch and water together in a small bowl until smooth; whisk cornstarch into pan drippings. Place roasting pan over medium-low heat and whisk until pan juices thicken, about 5 minutes. Serve with ham.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

668 Calories
42g Fat
21g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 668
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 3121mg 136%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 83mg 416%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 770mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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