When I travel to other cities, other regions, other countries… apart from the typical monuments and “mandatory points to be seen”, I always enjoy if I can discover something else.
And one of the most interesting things is always the local gastronomy, its dishes and recipes. Sometimes I like them, sometimes not so much, and sometimes, I’m passionate about them. I still remember on my first trip to Italy I was able to try for the first time an authentic tiramisu… an indelible memory for a sweet as me!
So today we are going to talk about an authentic Mallorcan specialty, the Ron Amazona.
Rum in Mallorca? But isn’t that typical of the Caribbean?
Originally yes, but let’s not forget that Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and virtually all of the central and southern America were Spanish colonies. And for more than 400 years there was a great exchange of peoples, products and ideas between Spain and its colonies. Both ways.
And how do Mallorcans take it? Well, the most common thing is to throw a splash of Ron Amazona in the café, like the typical Spanish carajillo. But here in Mallorca we call it “Rebentat”, in any bar on the island they will prepare it for you.
But this fantastic rum, with intense and fruity aroma, you can also take it in other ways. Even to prepare desserts……… Here are three ideas:
1/ Bananas flambéed to Ron Amazona
2/ Tiramisu with Ron Amazona
And the simplest,
3/ Orange (sliced) sprinkled with Ron Amazona.
I’m sure those who are hands-on in the kitchen are already coming up with many more….so to enjoy, the imagination has no borders!
The link shown below takes you to some information about the origin of this traditional drink of Mallorca.