Posted by: travelrat | September 6, 2010

Ron Miel

Lanzarote: 15th December 2009

On our way to our last call on Lanzarote, we passed through the Valley of the Palm Trees. The dates those palm trees produced, explained the guide, were no good for eating, due to the lack of water on the island. They were usually used for feeding the goats, of which there were many.

Another way they’re used is to position their beehives close to the palms, and the bees produce a local specialty, date honey. That honey isn’t just used for spreading on bread, though. The guide told us of a drink the islanders liked to make. Ron Miel, or ‘honey rum’

Eventually, we stopped at a high mountain ‘mirador’ or viewpoint, where there was a restaurant which sold Ron Miel. And, in the course of ‘don’t knock it till you’ve tried it’, we bought one each.

Take a glass, pour in some honey, add a measure of rum, top with whipped cream, dust with cinnamon and that’s it !

I’m not sure we can try this at home, though. You really need the date honey of Lanzarote, and the only rum we have in the house is Bacardi. It’s going to be fun experimenting, though.

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  1. Hi Keith,
    Wow, that looks nice. You didn’t say if you liked it or not? Your right of course you wouldn’t get the same taste without the right honey.

    • It was nice … even though I rarely drink rum as a rule, the cream and honey sort of smoothed it out.

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