Butternut Rum Lifesaver
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Butternut Rum Lifesaver
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.51 / 5
Made by Jen, The Cocktail Lady, author of 'A Year Of Cocktails: One New Cocktail A Week'. Made by Jen, The Cocktail Lady, author of 'A Year Of Cocktails: One New Cocktail A Week'.
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Whipped Cream
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15.43% | 1.08 units *

Method
How to make a Butternut Rum Lifesaver

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients except for the whipped cream
Shake and strain into a shot glass
Top with whipped cream and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What can I use as a substitute for Butterscotch Schnapps in a Butternut Rum Lifesaver?

If you're unable to find Butterscotch Schnapps, you can substitute it with caramel syrup for a non-alcoholic version, or caramel liqueur for an alcoholic one. Both alternatives will maintain the sweet, buttery flavor profile essential to the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is the Butternut Rum Lifesaver suitable for large gatherings?

Yes, the Butternut Rum Lifesaver, served in a shot glass, is perfect for large gatherings. Its small size makes it easy to prepare in batches, and the unique, creamy taste ensures it's a memorable treat for your guests.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I correctly mix the Butternut Rum Lifesaver to ensure the best flavor?

For the best flavor, ensure all ingredients are well chilled before mixing. Combine the Bailey's, pineapple juice, butterscotch schnapps, and coconut rum in a shaker with ice. Shake well until cold, then strain into a shot glass. Finally, top with whipped cream. The key is to shake, not stir, to perfectly blend the flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Butternut Rum Lifesaver compare to a standard cocktail?

The Butternut Rum Lifesaver has an alcohol content of 15.43%, which is slightly lower than the average cocktail alcohol content ranging from 20% to 30%. It makes for a lighter option, suitable for those who prefer a less potent drink.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving the Butternut Rum Lifesaver?

The Butternut Rum Lifesaver, with its unique name and sweet, creamy flavor, is perfect for themed parties, holiday gatherings, or as a special treat at small, casual get-togethers. Its fun and indulgent nature makes it a great conversation starter.

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