Hot Buttered Rum, Featuring Vitae Spirits Distillery

There is nothing better than a spicy rich hot rum drink on a cold winter day. This member of our Winter 2016 tasting room cocktail menu is not for the faint at heart.

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 oz. Vitae Spirits Platinum Rum
3 oz. (~2 to 3 tbs) spiced butter
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
hot water
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SPICED BUTTER
1/4 cup quality salted butter
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tbs high grade molasses
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 ground fresh ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
Mix all ingredients. Microwave briefly if needed to soften butter. Let sit at least overnight in the refrigerator.

SUBMITTED BY
TJ Drake of Vitae Spirits Distillery
715 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903