Category Archives: Holiday Drinks

Hot Buttered Rum

When it starts to get chilly up here in the pacific northwest, all I want to do is stay inside, wrap myself in a blanket in front of a fire, and enjoy a great wintertime beverage. Probably one of my favorite holiday bevies is a good Hot Buttered Rum. While I like to make my own buttered rum batter, this is a drink that can be easily made with ingredients on hand as well.

Hot Spiced Rum – Bartenders Guide (Jerry Thomas,1862)
1 tsp sugar
2 oz Jamaica Rum
1 tsp spices (allspice & cloves)
1 piece of butter as large as half of a chestnut
3-4 oz hot water

While this is a fine beverage for a chilly evening. It can be made even better with a little preparation.

Buttered Rum Batter
1 Cup Butter
1 Pint Vanilla Ice Cream
1 lb powdered Sugar
1 lb brown sugar
2 tbsp freshly grated nutmeg
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp vanilla extract
allow butter and ice cream to come to room temperature. Mix well.
Can be stored in refridgerator for up to a week, in the freezer for a month.

Mixing this batter into your rum makes for a warm, rich, spicy drink that is perfect for those long winter nights. If you want to go even richer, hot cider may be used in place of the hot water.

Hot Buttered Rum
2 oz Spiced Rum
2 heaping barspoons batter
4 oz hot water
top with freshly whipped cream if so desired.

MxMo: Made From Scratch

mxmologo Made from scratch. This is an excellent topic, as it gives me a nudge to stock up on homemade ingredients for the holiday season. Winter is fast approaching, and what better way to welcome the winter months than with some beverages made to ward off the cold, and improve the holiday spirit.

One of my favorite winter drinks is the Hot Buttered Rum. Warm, spicy, sweet, and full of rum, that’s how I like it. Now since this is a made from scratch event, better make sure that your drink is freshly made and full of all the right stuff.

Hot Buttered Rum
2oz dark or spiced rum (I like Sailor Jerry’s or Myers Dark)
4oz hot water, or hot cider
2 heaping barspoons compound butter
Cinnamon Stick

Mix rum, butter, and half the water/cider in an irish coffee glass.
Mix well and fill with water/cider
Grate fresh nutmeg on top and garnish with a cinnamon stick if desired.

This drink will taste the best made with fresh apple cider, but if you don’t have a cider press in your basement, store bought will do.

Compound Butter
1lb butter
2tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp allspice
1 tsp ground cloves
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup french vanilla ice cream

Mix well and place in container in the freezer. Use as needed.

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My Holiday Eggnog….

I love Christmastime. I love the lights, and the clear cold nights, and the way people are generally in a better mood. Most of all I love Eggnog. Every morning since mid november, I have been making myself an eggnog latte to take to work with me. Now normally I would just my some nog at the store, but I always have to thin it down to make it taste good in my latte. So I thought, why not make my own? So I did. This morning before I went out to do my errands for the day, I quickly shook up a great eggnog.

In a Shaker with 3 cubes ice:
1 whole egg
1 bar spoon sugar
1/4 oz simple syrup
1 oz dark rum ( only when not attempting to run machinery)
1 1/2 oz cream
3 1/2 oz milk
ground nutmeg to taste.

Shake up until your wee little arms cannot shake any longer, then shake for 1 minute more. Enjoy.