Montanya DIY Holiday Gift Ideas!

Try these ideas for creating delicious adult DIY Christmas gifts for your friends with Montanya Rum! Batch up these cocktail tried and true recipes and place them into your own decorative bottles, jars or containers for friends to enjoy over the chilly winter days to come. Add your own style of decorations and a printed card with your gift message and the cocktail recipe!

Montanya Rum Wassail

Montanya Rum Wassail


(Mull the following ingredients in a pot)
1/2 gallon Big B’s or other locally loved cider
32 oz cranberry juice
1 orange (stuffed with 5 cloves)
2 tsp cloves
2 tsp allspice
7 whole cinnamon sticks

Bring to a low simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 20-30 minutes to mull in the flavors.  Let cool, strain and transfer to your decorative jars or bottles. You may add the rum or gift the Wassail alongside the Montanya Oro rum in its own separate bottle.

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(Wassail lasts up to 30 days in the refrigerator.)

Cocktail Recipe to Include on your card:

In an Irish Coffee mug
6.5 oz Wassail (see recipe below)
Heat in microwave for 1 minute or until hot.
Add 2 oz Montanya Oro rum
Garnish with orange slice punched with cloves. 


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Hot Buttered Rum Mix:
1 quart best-quality vanilla ice cream, softened
1 pound salted butter
1 pound brown sugar
1 pound Confectioner’s sugar

Mix all ingredients in blender, Vitamix on low speed, or in a bowl with durable mixer.
Scoop the mix into a beautiful gift jar or container, wrap with a bow, and affix the printed cocktail recipe and gift message to the bow. Give the mix alongside a bottle of Montanya Oro Rum (to be added at the recipients preferred strength at the time of mixing the cocktail.)

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(Hot Buttered Rum Mix can be stored in the freezer for up to four months.)

Cocktail Recipe to be included:

2 Tablespoons Hottanya Buttered Rum Mix
2.5 oz Montanya Oro Rum
Top the cocktail with whipped cream.

Great to make in a thermos and take on an adventure! This gift is perfect for adult friends who love to ice skate, snowmobile, snowshoe or otherwise adventure in the chilly and snowy weather and might need a warm up on the way!