09 December 2007

Hot Buttered Rum

Tonight we trimmed the tree. Here is a recipe straight from How to Cook Everything (Mark Bittman - we like it a lot!) for a drink that keeps us warm...

However, I made these at work last year before Christmas break; there was a lot of nose-squinching when people saw butter, rum, sugar, and cinnamon sticks arrayed on the countertop. So maybe I'm alone on this one.


(copied from p807)

Hot Buttered Rum
Makes 1 serving

The grown-up equivalent of hot cocoa - perfect when you're chilled to the bone. Add a pinch of ground cloves, cinnamon, and/or nutmeg if you like.

1 cup water
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) rum

  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil.
  2. Place the remaining ingredients in a mug and pour boiling water over them. Stir and serve.


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