The first time I made this ice cream was last July and I found it had too much alcohol. Since rum and raisin ice cream is my mom's favorite and I'm also a really big fan, I couldn't leave it at that! So I remade it this weekend and it was unbelievable!! My secret: half the amount of alcohol in David Lebovitz's recipes from The Perfect Scoop! I also added some sugar and water to the raisins while simmering so they were sweeter! Love it!