hot toddy: hot buttered rum

Last night was the first in a small batch of holiday parties that we’ll be attending throughout the Christmas season. Cornelius and I dolled ourselves up, put on the sparkle and made up a batch of hot buttered rum for friends stopping by, before heading out on our bikes into the cold. I had never made hot buttered rum before but it was always something that I couldn’t wait to try when I was younger. It was a very delicious drink, so I’m not sure what took me so long! It’s true that adding butter to a beverage seems a bit strange but at the same time I was curiously attracted to that kind of naughtyness. And naughty it is! It’s a rich, hot, sweet drink with complex flavours and a definite kick thanks to the rum. It was delicious and it warmed our insides completely. And it made the chilly bike ride to the ball a little less frigid. And yes, in case you were wondering, a girl can definitely ride a bike in heels!

6 comments to “hot toddy: hot buttered rum”

  1. 1
    Joanne   December 16, 2006 at 12:35 pm

    I would like to see more photos of you in your holiday sparkle 🙂

    BTW, I hosted a holiday party about 2 weeks ago and served your fleur de sel with chocolate et al. sensation and it was very well received…thanks for the inspiration.

    Buttered rum sounds good and if I drank alcohol I would give it a whirl but I’m a teetotaller (due to health concerns) so I’ll just sip on some more Chai tea.

    p.s. I once tried Himalayan buttered tea (I’m always on the lookout for trying something unusual) at a restaurant, but found it a bit too heavy on the butter to finish it off completely.
    In theory it sounded good…

  2. 2
    Nicole   December 16, 2006 at 1:22 pm

    I love love love a hot toddy!

  3. 3
    jenn   December 16, 2006 at 8:42 pm

    printing this one out 😉 I’ll be trying it soon too! LOL Thanks!!!! I’m still in love with the chai …ahhhhh

  4. 4
    Alanna   December 18, 2006 at 5:33 am

    Ha. My only question is Where’s the picture of Sparkly One Wearing Heels while Riding a Bike after Drinking a Hot Toddy …

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    kickpleat   December 21, 2006 at 9:33 pm

    joanne, i’m glad the fleur du sel and chocolate toasts turned out! yum!! buttered tea sounds interesting…but i’m sure it would be a bit too rich.

    nicole, who doesn’t 😉

    jenn, i’m so glad you loved the chai…and i’m betting you’ll love this toddy too. yum!

    alanna, i wish someone had their camera out! i lack too many bike photos…especially me looking all gussied up on my bike! a rare occurance indeed.

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