Frugal Foodie Mama: Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum

The classic hot buttered rum mix gets a delicious holiday makeover with the addition of pumpkin and chai spices...
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If you ask me, snowy holiday evenings are meant for curling up under a cuddly blanket with a mug of something warm and tasty in your hands while watching the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree.

One of my favorite winter time drinks is a nice hot buttered rum.  Butter, brown sugar, a few spices... add a shot of rum and hot water and voila!  The perfect way to warm up on a chilly evening...

I decided to give the classic hot buttered rum recipe a holiday festive twist with the addition of pumpkin and chai spices.  These are perfect for serving at a holiday party or when unexpected guests drop by for a visit during the holidays.  Since you freeze this buttered rum mix, you can have it on hand for up to a month in your freezer & always at the ready...
Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum Mix
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: none
Ingredients (Enough mix for 14-16 drinks)
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
In a medium bowl, beat together the butter & brown sugar until creamy. Then beat in the pumpkin puree until well incorporated.

Add in the spices and beat another minute on medium speed. Spoon into a freezer safe bowl, cover, and store in the freezer for up to one month.

*To make your Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum*
Pour a shot of your favorite rum into a mug. Then add in 1-2 tablespoons of the buttered rum mix (I would allow the mix to sit out at room temperature for about 10 minutes before trying to scoop it out).
Pour in boiling water to about a half inch of filling the mug and then mix.
Top with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream. (This is optional, but I like the extra creaminess the ice cream gives the drink.)
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This Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum would be perfect with dessert after your holiday dinner.  Or after a long day of Christmas shopping or roaming the tree farm on the search for "the one".  Let the stress and hecticness of the season just melt away in this warm mug of yummy...  ;)

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What is your favorite (and perhaps tastiest) way to relax and enjoy a holiday evening in? :)

*I originally shared this recipe as a contributor post for White Lights on Wednesday on November 15, 2013.

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