Why It Works
- Use unfiltered cider for the best flavor.
- A sprinkle of Maldon salt and lemon juice balance the sweet maple.
Hot buttered rum is even better with warm cider. A sprinkle of Maldon salt and a hint of lemon juice round out the flavors.
Hot buttered rum is a staple of the cold months, and for good reason: butter blends perfectly into the dark, rich rum for a soothing blend. In this drink, cider is added to the mix, along with that other fall standard, maple syrup, and vanilla bean. A sprinkle of Maldon salt and a hint of lemon juice round out the flavors. It's a melt-in-your mouth treat.
If sweet isn’t your favorite cocktail flavor profile, there’s a warm and fruity drink, a boulevardier riff with a dash of bitter Campari, a fizzy champagne cocktail, and a spicy cup with ginger and pepper.
Half of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon softened butter
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 vanilla bean pod, seeds scraped out
4 ounces dark rum
8 ounces apple cider (see note)
Scatter Maldon salt on a small plate. Rub rim of two heatproof glasses or mugs with lemon half, then dip in salt.
Combine butter, maple syrup, and vanilla bean seeds in small bowl. Set aside. Combine rum and cider in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Pour into prepared glasses, then top each with half of butter. Serve immediately.
For the best results, use unfiltered fresh cider from your local orchard or farmers' market (or the refrigerated case at your grocery store).
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 24g|
|Vitamin C 48mg||240%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|