Return to Simplicity


As the new year has gotten underway, I’ve been making an active effort to return to simplicity. It’s so easy to get caught up in all of the things I want to do and accomplish and all of the ways I want to make changes. Instead of letting myself get overwhelmed, I’m trying to keep an uncluttered mind and do simple things that bring me joy.

Books have been written about the therapeutic side effects of taking the time to brew a simple cup of tea, and making a hot toddy follows the same basic principles. A combination of hot water, lemon, honey, and whiskey (or bourbon, or rum, or...whatever you fancy) this drink is straightforward and soothing. There are many differing opinions on the best ratios to use, but the basic ingredients are usually the same. Coming inside from the cold after a long day of work, it’s easy to put the kettle on, wait for the whistle, and easily make a soothing and warming beverage.

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Feel the warmth of this soothing elixer

Using a liquor that has spicy notes makes for an even tastier and more interesting toddy, and CopperMuse’s spiced rum is a perfect option. It smells like my great aunt’s gingerbread, but tastes like so much more; the flavor is a well-rounded balance of citrus and spice with a gently sweet finish. As I’ve used it more and more, I’ve found that my at-home toddies don’t need honey because the rum’s sweetness is perfect on its own.


Spiced Rum

Our award-winning Gold Rum is infused with nutmeg, cinnamon, grains of paradise, cloves, vanilla and blood orange zest.

Spiced rum also pairs extremely well with ginger (which is spicy and sweet in its own right), and mixing this new CopperMuse rum with ginger beer and lime is fantastic if you’re a Moscow mule fan willing to branch out a bit. Both toddies and mules are simple drinks that really allow the individual ingredients to shine, while also creating beautifully cohesive finished flavors. They don’t require super fancy mixings, and they’re easy for everyone to make at home.


Spiced Rum Gold 'n' Stormy

2 oz. CopperMuse Spiced Rum

1/2 oz. Lime Juice

Top with your favorite Ginger Beer

Garnish with a Lime wedge


*For a truly divine mule, pour limeade into an ice cube tray & freeze. Add a couple limeade ice cubes in place of regular ice

Though the winter has been mild so far in Colorado, we all know we’re going to get the snow and cold sooner or later. Along with your cozy coat, warm boots, and firewood, it’s a great idea to have a bottle of CopperMuse Spiced Rum at the ready. You won’t regret it! Get a 750 mL bottle for yourself at the distillery, and while you’re there, try some of the innovatively delicious offerings on the winter drink menu; you won’t regret that either!

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