Hot Buttered Rum
This drink is a bit labor intensive, but it'll sure warm ya up!
Makes 1 serving
1 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
2 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. butter
1-1/2 shots dark rum
1 orange, sliced
sugar for rim
Pour water into a pot and bring to a boil.
Add cinnamon stick, nutmeg, cloves and brown sugar.
Simmer for 45 minutes, strain and return liquid to pot.
Whisk in butter and add rum.
Rub the rim of your mug with an orange slice and dip the rim into any granulated sugar.
Pour in rum mixture.
Add another fresh cinnamon stick, topping with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
1 tsp. brown sugar
4 oz. hot milk (use hot water for a lighter texture)
2 oz. dark rum (Myers's is a good, rich rum)
1 Tbs. butter (not margarine)
Prepare your drinking mug by warming it up.
Make sure you're using a heat-resistant mug. Pour piping hot water into it and cover with a small plate.
Once warmed, empty the hot water and add brown sugar and hot milk (or fresh, hot water if you prefer).
Stir until the sugar dissolves and then add rum.
Gently float the butter atop the drink and sprinkle some nutmeg over that.