Infused Rum As done in Mauritius

How would you like the idea of serving your guests, your own signature rum? Pretty cool, don’t you think?

In Mauritius, every household, restaurant, vendor, and perhaps person has their own homemade rum infusions. It seems everyone there is a rum expert. Each infusion more delicious than the other, very delicate and smooth, almost like juice however potent! Well, in a way it is no surprise as Mauritius is one country all about sugar cane, and as such of course it is big on Rum! In fact Mauritian rums are perhaps some of the world’s best! Of course the people will have their ways wit it! I have dedicated a handful of posts on Mauritian sugar, rum and rum infusions, see the links at the end of this post.

Here is a recipe for a beautiful Rhum Arrangé that you can try making yourself to get a hint of what you may taste in Mauritius. Rum infusions are so interesting and very special to serve your guests. Do give this a try, and you will see how you will be making it very often!


  • 1 liter good quality white rum (preferably double distilled)
  • 1 medium well ripe pineapple
  • 2 vanilla beans, split in half lengthwise
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar syrup (preferably cane syrup)


Pour the rum into a glass bottle that can be sealed airtight (a large glass jar or any airtight glass bottle will work).

Peel the pineapple and remove the eyes. You are free to decide how you want to chop the pineapple, you can either slice it, quarter or chop it into rough chunks.

In a small sauce pan saute the pineapples over medium heat, then add the vanilla beans. Carefully add 2 shots of rum and light up. Allow the alcohol to cook off.

Add your pineapples and vanilla along with the pan sauce to the rum in the bottle and seal the bottle well.

Leave the mixture to macerate for 4-6 months. After the 6 months have passed, add the cane syrup and leave to macerate for 2 weeks extra. After which the rum is ready to serve.

Serve, straight in shot glasses (no ice, no mixers), as a digestif.

Here are some relative Mauritius Links

Mauritius Travel Posts

Mauritius Recipe Posts


I go on my Culinary Trips on my own behalf, self-funded and do not earn any income for recommending any accommodation, restaurant, service, activity…etc. I share my experience with you to hopefully inspire you to try the locations, services and activities which I have personally found outstanding. The views expressed on my website are my own. 

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