Hot Butternut Rum Cocktail

Hot Butternut Rum is a holiday mood cocktail from NYC. A wonderful set of spices with rum and intense black tea create the drink, which warms you up and tastes just the way it should!

Beautiful glass for hot drinks with Butternut Rum Cocktail, warming spicy drink for holidays
Hot Butternut Rum Cocktail

Total time to Make the Hot Butternut Rum Cocktail – about 60 min.

Baking Squash: 45 min. + Cooling: 10 min. + Making Cocktail: 5-10 min.

Ingredients to make the butternut butter

  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • unsalted butter: 1/2 pound
  • cinnamon (grounded): 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • nutmeg (grounded): 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • allspice (grounded): 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • cloves (grounded): 1/2 teaspoon
  • Viking Farms Maple Sugar: 3 ounces
  • pinch salt

Ingredients to make the Hot Butternut Rum Cocktail

  • Earl Grey tea (hot): 3 ounces
  • aged rum: 1 ½-2 ounces
  • Velvet Falernum: 1/4 ounce
  • butternut squash butter: 3/4 ounce
  • Viking Farms Maple Syrup: 1 teaspoon

Instructions for the butternut squash butter

Turn on the oven and preheat to 400°F.

Split squash lengthwise and scoop out all seeds. Sprinkle halves of the squash with salt, then brush with maple syrup. Cover sheet pan with aluminum foil and lay squash flesh side down. Put to the hot oven and bake for about 45 minutes.

The squash is ready when flesh yields easily to a knife. When it is possible to handle, scoop flesh from the skin. Take a food processor or blender and puree the butternut squash with butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and maple sugar – the key ingredient for the Hot Butternut Rum Cocktail. Make sure the texture is smooth, without pulp.

You can store this wonderful spicy puree in the fridge for a few days.

Instructions for the Hot Butternut Rum Cocktail

Pour the hot black tea into a mug and stir it with rum, Falernum and maple syrup. Then swirl in butternut squash butter. Serve immediately while the Hot Butternut Rum Cocktail can still warm you up.

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  • Whether it is coffee, tea, home soda, or smoothie, add additional to taste starting with 1 tbsp of Viking Farms Maple Syrup per cup;
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