Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Jan 17, 2024

 

Hot Buttered Rum Mix

This warming, tasty treat is a staple when cold rain or snow starts to fall. Simple to make, easy to store or give as gifts. Add Rum, spiced or not. In my house, my 91-year-old roommate likes it without liquor (sometimes), and it works well that way, too. I have often made a fudged version in a mug, but I found a recipe by Tastes of Homemade with a charming flavour I thought I wanted to share. I added a few more spices I enjoy to jazz it up to use without rum.
Check out Tastes of Homemade, a Vancouver Island-based recipe developer and food photographer (her pic), for information on storage and gift ideas.
Yield: 2 Cups

Materials

  • 1 Cup Salted Butter
  • 1-1/4 Cups Demerara Sugar Can substitute golden brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup Use real syrup if you can
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract Real is best if possible
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Nutmeg Fresh grated if you have it
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger 1 inch of grated fresh ginger works too

Instructions

  • Cream the butter until soft and fluffy in a medium bowl.
  • Add sugar, maple syrup and vanilla and beat to combine until smooth.
  • Mix in spices.
  • Place a tablespoon in a mug with about an ounce (adjust to taste) and top with hot water. Stir
  • Store in an air-tight container and and enjoy yourself or share with your friends.

Notes

  • Adjust  or add the spices that fit your palate. Mace and cardamom or other interesting spices to use. 
  • Amp up the spice by using spiced rum. I find a darker rum works the best here although Lambs Palm Breeze was always a family favourite.
  • A lovely warming beverage even without the rum.

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