What better way to ring in the holidays and cooler weather than with a traditional cocktail - hot buttered rum.
A simple recipe, this soothing sipper is perfect for a gathering of friends or an evening in, decorating the tree.
This hot toddy is a winner, combining the spices of the season with the richness of dark rum.
With a few adjustments you can add this to your holiday celebration by creating a larger amount and serving in a decorative punch bowl.
Hot Buttered Rum
- 5 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tbs. brown sugar
- 16 oz. dark rum
- 6 oz. water
- 4 thin pats of unsalted butter
- 4 large mugs
- Freshly grated nutmeg
Bring water to a boil, adding spices and sugar.
Let boil for two minutes, constantly stirring, and then remove from heat.
Let steep for five minutes.
Fill each mug with 4 oz. of rum.
Strain the spiced water into a pitcher, and then fill each mug the rest of the way up from the pitcher.
Stir liquid, and then place a pat of butter on top of each mug, freshly grating a small amount of nutmeg on the top.
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