Elevate your rum and drinks with ingredients you already have in your pantry! Begin with roasted pineapple, then add your favorite spices for your own tempting, customized flavor!


Recipe Summary

45 mins
5 days 20 mins
5 days 1 hr 15 mins
10 mins
3 cups


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Arrange pineapple slices in an even layer on prepared baking sheet.

  • Roast pineapple in the preheated oven until tender, about 45 minutes. Let cool until easily handled, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Transfer cooled pineapple to a container. Top with rum.

  • Split vanilla bean lengthwise with the tip of a sharp knife. Holding the pod open, scrape seeds from each half using the flat side of your knife. Add seeds and scraped pods to the container. Stir in raisins, cinnamon sticks, orange zest, vanilla extract, peppercorns, allspice berries, nutmeg, star anise, and cardamom.

  • Seal container and store in a cool, dark place. Mix every day, removing any spice that becomes too dominant for your taste, until rum reaches desired flavor, 5 days to 2 weeks. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Strain again through a coffee filter. Discard whole spices; reserve strained fruit.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute gold rum for the white rum if desired.

Feel free to use any combination of spices, fruits, and vanilla.

Use the strained fruit to make cake, muffins, or boozy jam.

Nutrition Facts

175 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 10g; fat 0.1g; sodium 1.8mg. Full Nutrition