Celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day this January 17th with a luscious cocktail from Ron Abuelo, a dark oak-aged rum from Panama. Their Hot Caramel Buttered Rum drink, which combines the smooth Ron Abuelo Añejo rum and Van Gogh’s sinfully delicious Dutch Caramel Vodka with butter, honey, and spices, is a decadent treat worth sipping on this holiday.

Those looking for a new twist on this traditional winter cocktail can try the Orange Spiced Cider.  Created by the nation’s first tea sommelier, James Labe, this warm cocktail is a blend of Numi Orange Spice Tea, apple cider, and Ron Abuelo Añejo rum, which lends its subtle spicy flavor to the drink.  The super premium aged rum adds depth and layers of flavor to the tea for a purely satisfying winter warmer.  Garnished with a cinnamon stick, this cocktail is the perfect substitute for regular cup of cider on a cold winter day.  Recipes below.


Abuelo's Hot Buttered Rum

Abuelo’s Hot Buttered Rum

3 oz Ron Abuelo Añejo

1 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka

1/4 stick Unsalted Butter, softened

2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

2 Tbsp Honey
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Nutmeg

Cinnamon Stick

Combine all ingredients (excluding rum and vodka) into a hot drinking cup or mug.  Mix together with a spoon then add Ron Abuelo Añejo and Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka.  Pour in hot water (1 cup or more to personal taste) and stir vigorously until the mixture has dissolved.  Garnish with cinnamon stick.




Created by James Labe

1 Numi Orange Spice Tea Bag

8 oz. Apple Cider

2 oz. Ron Abuelo Añejo rum

Heat Cider until very hot. Steep 1 Tea Bag directly in Cider for 5 minutes, covered. Uncover, add Rum and stir. Garnish with Cinnamon Stick.