Growing up, I remember my Dad (and brothers when old enough) would drink hot buttered rum drinks. This year for Dad's Christmas present I gave him a container of some homemade mix. It tastes good on its own too without the rum...mmm.
Hot Buttered Rum
adapted from: http://www.mygourmetconnection.com/wine-spirits/cocktail-recipes/rum-cocktails/hot-buttered-rum.php
1 pound light brown sugar
1/2 pound UNsalted butter, softened
2 t cinnamon
2 t nutmeg (I halved)
1/2 t allspice
2 t vanilla
Combine all in a large bowl, mixing well. Place in airtight containers (makes about 3 cups). Place in fridge or freezer until ready to use.