Hot Buttered Rum with Apple Cider
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Hot Buttered Rum with Apple Cider

Hot buttered rum with apple cider made with homemade apple cider mixed with rum and a spiced compound butter.
Course Cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 245kcal
Author Julie & Debbie

Ingredients

FOR THE APPLE CIDER

  • 12 apples , quartered (gala or Fuji)
  • 2 oranges , quartered
  • 4 or 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp cloves
  • 2 whole nutmeg , or 1 tsp ground
  • 1 tbsp allspice berries , or 1 tsp ground
  • 3 or 4 star annise
  • 1 vanilla bean , sliced in half
  • 16 cups water

SPICED BUTTER BATTER

  • 1/2 c butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt

FOR THE COCKTAIL

  • 2 oz rum
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp butter batter
  • 4 - 6 oz hot apple cider

Instructions

FOR THE APPLE CIDER

  • Wash apples and the oranges, and then roughly cut into quarters. (Don't worry about removing peels, seeds, or stems.) Place in a big pot over medium heat. Add the cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, star annise, and halved vanilla bean.
  • Add the water and bring to a boil then turn down the heat. Simmer on med-low for 3 hours.
  • About an hour before the cider is done cooking, use a potato masher (or tongs or the side of a spoon) to mash the apple and orange slices once they are soft. Finish cooking for one more hour.
  • When its done, strain through a cheese cloth and squeeze the apples in the cheese cloth to get maximum flavor from the apples.


FOR THE BUTTER BATTER

  • Add all the spices and sugar to the soft butter and mix well. Put the butter mixture on a piece of cling wrap and mold it into a log shape. Wrap it tightly and place in the fridge or freezer to harden a little bit.


MAKE THE COCKTAIL

  • Pour the rum and butter batter into a mug and fill with hot apple cider. Stir and serve!

Notes

To make this cocktail in a crock pot, once you are done brewing your apple cider, measure some out and put it in a slow cooker. Put in about 1/2 tsp of the butter batter and 1 to 2 oz rum for every cup of cider.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 171mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.2mg