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 245 kcal
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

  1. 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.
  2. Add the water and bring to a boil then turn down the heat. Simmer on med-low for 3 hours.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

  1. 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

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

Recipe 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 Facts
Hot Buttered Rum with Apple Cider
Amount Per Serving (1 cocktail)
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Potassium 171mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 16g
Vitamin A 2.5%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.