This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Don Q rum. All opinions are 100% mine.
It’s officially fall and there’s nothing I love more than a warm cocktail to keep me warm. If you’ve never had a Hot Buttered Rum, it’s pretty much the perfect warm cocktail for a chilly fall night. A good one, though, will have a good amount of spices in it and is kind of a pain to make on a whim.
To solve the problem, I like to mash together the base spice mixture and store it in a jar for a few weeks! Then making a cocktail is as easy adding a tablespoon of the spiced butter mixture, a few ounces of good rum, and hot water!
Speaking of rum, allow me to introduce you to the wonderful Don Q spiced rum. To be honest, I’d never tried this rum until they contacted me, but I was immediately sold on it. It’s one of the better spiced rums I’ve had, but I also just love the story of the distillery.
Destilería Serrallés is one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the US and they have been making delicious rum since 1865! They are an environmentally friendly distillery and have a great water recycling program, rather than disposing of it in the ocean. Plus, did I mention they make excellent rum? It’s nicely spiced, but not overly sweet.
Also, I love being able to support a Puerto Rican business after the devastating hurricane they are still recovering from.
Check out the Don Q website to find a location near you and try out this Hot Buttered Rum in a Jar this fall! (Would also be great holiday gifts!)
Hot Buttered Rum in a Jar
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- Mash butter well with all the spices. It helps if the butter is room temperature. Transfer spiced butter mixture to an air-tight jar. Store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.
- To make a Hot Buttered Rum, add 1 tablespoon of the spiced butter to a mug with 2 ounces of spiced rum. Top off with 5 ounces hot water. Stir to melt butter and mix spices. Drink while warm!
Did you make this recipe?
This jar mix starts with butter. I used unsalted, but salted would actually be okay I think. Lots of good spices go in this bowl.
Mash everything up really well and you’ll have a delicious-smelling paste. This is pretty potent stuff. You wouldn’t want to eat it on toast or something. It needs to be diluted!
You can pack this spiced butter mix in a jar and it’ll keep great in your fridge for a week or two. If you’re me, it won’t last that long.
Making a hot buttered rum is so simple when you have this on hand. Scoop out about a tablespoon of the butter mixture and mix it with rum. It won’t dissolve completely at this point. That’s fine!
Then add some hot water (about 5 oz.) which will melt the butter and mix in the spices and rum.
The result is a delicious cocktail that I’m already looking forward to serving guests this holiday season.