Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Christmas Gifts 2022, Gift 5: Hot Buttered Rum Mix

This is a gift that I made for my husband, mainly as a means to make him something special that he wouldn't be expecting.  When he gets sick, under the weather or just is looking for something comforting hot to drink on a cold winter's night, he has liked making himself a hot buttered rum in the past.  I tried, a while ago, to make a mix for him, but it was made with ice cream and came out too rich and just kind of not great.  So, this time around, I searched for a more traditional version of the mix for him.

I found this recipe that worked perfect for me as it called for butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, some spices and vanilla extract.  All of which were things I had on hand.  It was a stupid simple process to put together and it came together really fast, which was a double bonus for me as I need fast things to make right now if I can find them.

This has to be stored in the fridge or freezer, just to warn you.  I put mine in wide mouth mason jars and stuck them in the wayyyyyy back of the fridge, unmarked, so that I can hopefully pull them out and surprise my husband with them on Christmas.  I'll them mark them and move them to the freezer for long term storage (although they'll last indefinitely in the fridge, I still prefer to go the route of the freezer for the sake of security).  

So, if you have all the ingredients on hand and are looking for something fun, with a lot less fake ingredients than the stuff you buy at the store, go and make this for someone.  I doubt they'll expect it :).  


  1. What a lovely original gift idea. It sure would work when feeling blah! I may give this a try.

  2. You have such creative and thoughtful ideas for gifts. I enjoy all your posts. Simple and natural foods are healing and nurturing too. I always check that what I am gifting quality ( and not price related ) items. Wishing you and yours the very best for the New Year!

  3. I am hoping you are just busy with the new year and working on various projects and that is why you haven't posted for awhile. I do start to get concerned but I also am aware you are very busy with your family. Just want you to know you are missed and hope everything is okay. Ranee (MN)

  4. Good morning Erika, I hope everything is going alright for you and your family. Just checking in on you as I've been looking for a new post from you on how things are going.
    Have a blessed day.

  5. Erika, I made a batch of the hot buttered rum mix for my hubby for Christmas; he’s been enjoying it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. Awesome! I'm glad it worked for you :). My husband has enjoyed the recipe too, so I'm glad we are not the only ones!