30 November 2012

Cocktail Friday: Hot Buttered Rum

Read and mix what's below, and here’s what you’ll get: a drink that’s sweet and spicy, complex and rich that will warm you up like few other things can.  Just be warned: this drink is not for anyone on a low-fat or low-calorie diet...but that's ok.  That's what the happy holidays are for!

Photo & recipe courtesy of Nole Garey

Hot Buttered Rum

2 oz Dark Rum
4-6 oz Hot Water or Hot Apple Cider
1/4 – 1/2 oz Honey
1/2 Teaspoon Unsalted Butter*
Cloves, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice, Etc, to Taste

In a small sauce pan, combine the butter, honey, and water or cider.  Toss in some spices: a few whole cloves, some ground cinnamon, whatever tickles your fancy (it’s hard to praise enough the impact of freshly grated nutmeg on a drink like this).  Heat slowly until the butter is melted and the mixture is hot.  Pour the pan’s contents and the rum in a mug, garnish with a cinnamon stick, and celebrate Friday!

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