Thursday, November 19, 2015

Holiday Rum!

I would be remiss if I did not, first, wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season, with Thanksgiving being literally around the corner. Along that line, we have, from time to time, we have tried to include an entry devoted to holiday Rum Drinks.... So, Here we go!.........

This first one is for a gathering (it serves 30 -- or perhaps just 3) but usually a crowd pleaser:


(Yields 30 servings)

1 gallon apple cider
2 quarts cranberry juice
1 tbsp aromatic bitters
4 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp white allspice
2 oranges, studded with cloves
2 cups Appleton Estate V/X rum

Combine all ingredients and warm slowly over low heat. Serve warm, and if you can keep the punch on heat, even better (the smells of cinnamon and apple will float through your house).

The next one is a favorite here and has been on the Holiday list for at least the last couple years and it features Richland Rum -- A great AMR:


- 1 small slice butter (optional),
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional),
- Spices such as
cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice (optional),
- Dash of vanilla extract (optional),
- 6 oz hot water (optional),
- 2 oz Richland Rum

One of my favorites (since I started drinking craft Rums) is the simple, yet VERY good Hot Milk Punch. Yeah. If your family wants to leave a nice mug of this out for Santa to enjoy... He'll dig it!

Hot Milk Punch

You'll need one oz of a dark (aged) Rum. (Sooooo many to choose make it your fav as Santa will move you over to the GOOD side of his list)
Then an oz of Brandy
A teaspoon of superfine sugar
Milk (heat it up and mix while HOT)

Combine in a mug, sprinkle a light touch of nutmeg on the top....

Simple set up -- if you can wait til you hear footsteps on your roof to mix, the Jolly Elf will gift you BIG.

You'll hear from me with more -- but have a great Thanksgiving, or just a wonderful week....

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