Hot Buttered Swedish Punsch

by Stevi on December 20, 2008

in Liqueurs,Original,Rum,Swedish Punsch

Here in Seattle, we’re battening down the hatches in preparation for Snowmageddon: The Return. In the calm before the storm, I took a short trail ride in the snow, and now that I’m back, I’m in need of a warming drink.

Hot Buttered Swedish Punsch

Hot Buttered Swedish Punsch

Happily, I already had some hot buttered rum batter in my refrigerator, calling to me. This batch was made using Lance J. Mayhew’s recipe. I have to agree, it’s an excellent recipe, and very easy to put together. Honestly, if I baked, I’d be using this as a base for a cookie dough. As much there is a backlash against agave syrup at the moment, I think it works well here, allowing the batter to retain a high level of sweetness without the dominance that brown sugar can bring. Next time I make it, I will probably increase the spices a bit and see what happens.

I’ve used Appleton V/X, Sailor Jerry’s, and Myer’s Original as the rum in my hot buttered rums before, but this time, I wanted something a little different. My eyes alit on a bottle of my homemade Swedish Punsch. I knew immediately that was the thing to try. I’ve had warmed Swedish Punsch before, and it’s a great way to drink punsch. It brings out the citrus in a delightful way.

Hot Buttered Swedish Punsch

2 oz Swedish Punsch
1 heaping tablespoon hot buttered rum batter

Place in mug, top with boiling water.

This may very well be my new favorite way to warm up after a day out in the cold. The Swedish Punsch brings a brightness to the mix that is very welcome and easy to drink.

What other spirits have you tried in hot winter warmers?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Desiree Fawn December 21, 2008 at 5:12 pm

I’ve most definitely drank out of those exact mugs before ^_^


Stevi December 21, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Mikasa Arabella for the win!


London dining guide December 25, 2008 at 7:12 pm

This was so simple to make and great after shoveling the snow for 2 hours!


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