Each year, lots of Germans start a Rum Pot during the summer months and enjoy the fruits of their work by the end of the year. This sort of “long term project” also makes a great Christmas gift for friends and neighbors, if you refill the rum pot content into several smaller jars. It’s like conserving the last summer in a jar and mainly in December this delicious (alkoholic) treat is enjoyed on top of ice cream or other desserts.
The concept is pretty simple: Use the fruits you like (except for bananas, they don’t work very well), clean and cut them, add them to the jar and add some sugar. Then add enough rum to the jar to cover the fruits. Every time you add fruits, add sugar and rum. Continue through the whole summer and finish it in fall maybe with some sugar plums. Let it soak until December and either enjoy it yourself or give the rum pot as a gift to other people.