Hot and Spiced Vanilla Rum Drink


A hot cup of Spiced Vanilla drink with Buttered Rum is the perfect companion to winter evening, don't you think?! Thanksgiving is around the corner, and this is one drink your guests would love at the table. Rich and creamy, yet flavored with rum, vanilla and spices to soothe your entire body, this drink is way better than a Starbucks coffee!! The cinnamon and nutmeg are also beneficial to your body. And the best part, you can make the spice mixture and store it for the entire winter so that you can appease to your cravings during anytime of the season.

Ingredients
1/2 cup boiling water
1 ounce dark rum (optional)
1 large tbsp hot buttered rum mixture (recipe below)

Vanilla Spice Mixture
2 cups brown sugar
2 sticks butter, room temperature
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg

Method

Hot Buttered Rum Mixture
Place the sugar, butter, ice cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg in your food processor and blend until smooth.

You can preserve this in a container and freeze it. It will not hard freeze, and can be easily accessed when preparing the drink.

When you are ready to serve it, combine the rum, boiling water and the frozen hot buttered rum mixture in a heat-resistant glass. Stir well. Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and serve immediately. (pic courtesy barbara adams)

This is so comforting! My one hand holds this drink, while the other is wrapped around my favorite book (Harry Potter!) and I'm tucked comfortably in my rocking chair, with a view of the sky as twilight slowly blends into dusk, and the sky changes hues from blue to lavendar, to pink and finally violet!

Try this Spiced Hot Vanilla-Rum Drink for yourself and feel the difference! Its a perfect Thanksgiving cocktail, by the way!

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16 comments :

aparna said...

Love the freezing part. Good idea. Out here its pretty warm, considering it is November. But this would be nice in the monsoons!

katiez said...

OMG! I'll welcome winter with this beside me! I'll even work outside so I get cold...and have to come in and warm up with this...
So many possibilities!

Happy cook said...

Wow i am going to make this spice mixture and keep them to make this drink.
After commenting i amgoing to print the recipe :-)

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks HC! I'm glad someone is using the Printing option:) have a great day!

musical said...

Hot and spicy sounds good :). Will take it without rum though, don't like the taste :-D.

Anh said...

Such a great drink for winter!

Kribha said...

That's so comforting and yummy. I'll try it without the rum. Thanks for sharing this.

Siri said...

Ah! Interesting drink Mansi. Indeed Winter has set in. I was on my bed till late morning.. its so gloomy outside.. didn't feel like doing anything..:) Such a drink by side wud be certainly refreshing ..:) Thanks!

~ Siri

Tartelette said...

I want one, right now!!! Sounds wonderful!

Rina said...

Seems to be one cool drink. I will omit the cinnamon though.

Pravs said...

wow..the drink looks soooo yummy !! With rum it must have kicked it up a notch , right ? :D

Pravs said...

wow, the drink looks sooo yummy ! With rum it must have kicked it up a notch, right ? :D

Julianne said...

Perfect!! I can so imagine myself with this in my hand and a fav book in the other:) a dream come true!!

-julianne

african vanielje said...

This sounds gorgeous Mansi, I will have to give it a try

Alice said...

wow, its getting so freaking cold here I could surely do with one of these winter warmers!! I'm definitely keeping this spice mixture ready for this season! thanks for this wonderful drink mansi:)

-Alice

Hillary said...

It's hard to find good cocktails for the winter! Thanks for sharing this yummy sounding one. Mmm...