As the fireplace glows and the snow gently falls outside, a relaxing evening with friends and family can warm the soul. With any gathering, a festive cocktail can make the gathering more enjoyable. The frozen concoctions of summer are put aside with the flip flops. During the winter months, drinks are warm and comforting.
Appleton Estate Rum has partnered with mixologist to create some warm, calming winter inspired drinks. These delicious cocktails incorporate Appleton Estate Rum. The Appleton Estate Rum is a complex rum with underlying orange peel notes. Supporting the orange peel, delicate notes of nutmeg, ginger and vanilla make the perfect backdrop for winter themed cocktails.
For a special night with a loved one or a boisterous party with friends, these Appleton Estate Rums will create a night to remember.
Hot Apple Bottom
By Willy Shine
- 1.5 oz. Appleton Estate Reserve Blend
- bar spoon Pedro Ximenez sherry
- .5 oz. 2-1 honey syrup
- 2 heaping bar spoons spiced maple butter*
- 1.5 oz. apple cider
Garnish: Grated nutmeg and cinnamon sticks
Heat the apple cider to its boiling point while combining the rest of the ingredients in a handled mug. Pour the hot cider into the mug and stir to combine. Dust with nutmeg, garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve.
Make Ahead: Maple Butter
- 4 oz. butter
- 4 oz. maple syrup
- pinch ground cinnamon
- pinch ground clove
- pinch ground nutmeg
Melt the butter and stir in the rest of the ingredients to combine. Chill until ready to use.
When making this drink prepare your spiced butter in advance and leave in the cooler in your station. Tip & trick referring to all hot drinks don’t make it so hot that the guest cannot sip it right away. Even in a hot drink you want to deliver the cocktail at a temp in which it is perfect in the first two sips.
Buccaneer’s Booty Trap
By Willy Shine
- 1/2 oz. honey syrup (3:1)
- 1 1/2 oz. Appleton Estate Reserve Blend
- 1 bar spoon Cinnamon Butter Mix*
Garnish: cinnamon stick
Make Ahead: Cinnamon Butter Mix
- 1/2 stick of unsalted butter melted
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Stir together, then refrigerate.
Add all ingredients into a footed tempered glass or mug, and steam under a cappuccino maker until hot, then stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick and serve.