Dark rum adds depth and complexity to cakes, sauces, and—of course—eggnog. However, if you don’t want to use rum or don’t want to make a trip to the store, here’s how you can fashion a rum substitute from pantry ingredients.
Combine 2/3 cup boiling water, 1/4 cup raisins, 2 tablespoons butter, 4 teaspoons molasses, and pinch salt in bowl. Submerge 1 black tea bag in water mixture for 4 minutes. Refrigerate for 1 hour to let flavors meld. Strain and use in place of dark rum.