Hot Buttered Rum Cider

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounce aged Haitian rum 
  • 1 tablespoon spiced compound butter:
  • salted butter
  • brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • allspice
  • ground ginger
  • cloves
  • 6 ounces mulled apple cider:
  • unfiltered apple juice
  • orange
  • clove
  • cinnamon stick
  • star anise

Directions:

  • Add rum, mulled cider and compound butter into a sauce pan and heat until the butter has dissolved and the liquid is steaming.
  • Pour into a heat proof mug.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick, star anise and a disc of orange peel studded with a clove.
  • To make mulled apple cider, add a high-quality, unfiltered apple juice to a pot with the skin of an orange studded with the clove, cinnamon stick, and star anise. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Funnel into a clean glass bottle and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • To make spiced compound butter, soften and cream 8 ounces of unsalted butter with a paddle attachment in a mixing bowl. Slowly add 2 ounces of brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and allspice, a pinch of ground ginger, cloves, and kosher salt. Scrape the sides to ensure that all of the spices are blended. Roll the butter into a log and wrap it in wax paper. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
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