Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It's that time of year again:
The first hot buttered rum of the season

Tonight there is a nip in the air and Husband has a terrible head cold. This can only mean one thing: It's time.

I'm not a rum drinker, but there's nothing Husband likes better than this on a chilly northern California evening. Many recipes for hot buttered rum include melted vanilla ice cream. This is a slightly less rich version.

This recipe provides a batch to keep in a jar in the refrigerator. How long it lasts depends on how much you entertain. I keep a jar on hand throughout the season. It's ready to offer in only the time it takes to boil water.


In a table top mixer, combine

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
Mix well, adjusting spices to taste. I've also added small amounts of ground cardamon, ginger, and/or clove.

To serve, place two heaping tablespoons in a mug, add a short (or two) of rum, and fill the rest of the mug with boiling water. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and piece of orange peel.

Hold up to chin and inhale. . . .


Anonymous said...

OMG this looks absolutely decadent! Does it taste overly 'rummy' for lack of better word? I would like to try it but don't like the taste of alcohol alone; I'm a fruity drinks kind of girl!

adozeneggs said...

I am so making hot buttered rum this weekend. Perfect for the snowy weather we're having.

The Politician's Wife said...

this looks amazing... i am always down to try new things. the senator likes a good rum, i'm posting this pic as my "what i'm making next", is that okay?

Mary Coleman said...

i am seriously considering getting a cold really soon.

Belle in Bloom said...

That looks wonderful. I've had the snuffles all week. I think I need one of these...but I'll wait until tonight. ;)

Have a great day!

BTW, I'm loving the Thanksgiving prep posts. Keep them coming.

Anonymous said...

Mmm, I bet that smells (and tastes) incredible!

Cindy said...

Pol's Wife: Yes, post away! Thanks for asking. And thanks for visiting!

The Politician's Wife said...

i'll keep that in mind. i'm not a big fan of diets either, but i need something. i mean i'm not morbidly obease, i'm just over weight for my hieght and age. i'm a sugar baby, so i probably just need to be careful about my intake "eat in moderation" as you suggested.

p.s. keep the great recipes coming!

Deb said...

Yummy. Must have one.