Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum - The Life Styled

One year when I was at home for the holidays in my early drinking age years, my mom revealed the tastiest winter cocktail and said she'd been making it for twenty years. I don't know where she'd been hiding this recipe all my life, but wow. Once I tried it, there was no going back. Hot buttered rum combines all the best things about the holidays - warmth, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and buttery vanilla goodness. Ummm yes please! The best part is that once you make the mixture, you can keep it in the freezer for the whole season, and you'll get a countless number of servings out of it. Serve it up at a party, and you'll have everyone asking for the recipe. Trust me, you can't lose with this one. Enjoy!

Hot Buttered Rum - The Life Styled
Hot Buttered Rum - The Life Styled

1 lb dark brown sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
1 pint softened vanilla ice cream
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg

For the mixture: Let the butter and ice cream soften at room temperature. Once everything is soft, mix all the ingredients together to form a whipped consistency. Using a mixer makes this easy to achieve, but it's not necessary. Put the mixture in the freezer, where it will be ready for your delicious boozy hot drink cravings all season long!

To serve:  Add 1 tbsp batter into a mug with a jigger (1.5 oz) of rum and 4-6 oz boiling water (to taste). I like putting a cinnamon stick or some freshly ground nutmeg in each mug. Cozy up and enjoy!