Jacksonville Magazine

Is almost the season for parties of all shapes and sizes. And while there’s nothing wrong in celebrating without adult beverages, this time of year is ideal for trying new party libations. This holiday season, leave the standard merlots and chardonnays in the pantry. Keep the beer in the fridge. Instead, treat your guests to an innovative twist on the traditional cocktail. Van Gogh Vodka and Ron Abuelo rum offer the following ideas. Feel free to adapt them to your preference. And, cheers to you.



3 oz Ron Abuelo Anejo rum
1 oz Van Gogh Dutch Caramel
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 it with a spoon then add rum and vodka. Pour in hot water (1 cup or more depends on personal taste) and stir it again vigorously until the mixture has dissolved. Garnish with cinnamon stick..