I like rum. And by “like” I mean it should be one of the food groups.
Unfortunately, I’ve yet to find a nutritionist that will back me up on this. What’s worse, they all seem to go the exact opposite direction and tell me that perhaps I should cut some out of my diet, and cite various studies linking rum with all sorts of bad things.
It just goes to show you, some people will believe anything they read.
Nonetheless, I think I’ve found the perfect way to mollify such people: include what they would consider a healthy fruith with my rum.
Genius, I tell you. Pure genius.
What You Need
Some sort of fancy container that will seal.
Enough ripe mango to fill said container.
Good rum (for this I used Pyrate XO, which is from Antigua, though just about any good sipping rum from the Windward or Leeward Isles would do)
What To Do With It
After cutting the side off your mango, peel it then slice it lengthwise. Turn your container on its side and lay the mango in (you’re going to stack it like logs so that all the slices are standing upright).
Once you’ve gotten your vessel sufficiently packed, add about 1/10 of a vanilla bean and fill to the top with rum. Let that sit for a week or so.
Eat the mango. Drink the rum.