*Can I use something other than rum in Bananas Foster?
Actually, in the original version of this recipe, Brennan's restaurant also added a teaspoon of banana liqueur to the dessert. If you decide to go this way, you can reduce the rum by a teaspoon. As for anything else, we'd really only recommend that you substitute bourbon (or whisky, if you prefer). Either of those choices will cut the sweetness and caramel flavors, but will still make a terrific finished dish.