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!
hot buttered rum
1/4 c butter, softened
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1 T brown sugar
4 c water
2 c apple cider
1 large cinnamon stick, broken in 3
4 cardamom pods, slightly crushed
1 T brown sugar
1 t lemon juice per mug
1 1/2 oz amber rum per mug
1. Prepare the butter. Add spices and sugar to butter and mix until well combined. Put in fridge to firm up.
2. In a medium sized pot, add water, cider, spices and sugar and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. In 4 mugs, add in 1 teaspoon for lemon juice and one and a half ounces of rum to each mug. Add in 1 rounded teaspoon of the cold spiced butter and then ladle the hot spiced cider to fill each mug. Cheers!
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…
I love love love a hot toddy!
printing this one out 😉 I’ll be trying it soon too! LOL Thanks!!!! I’m still in love with the chai …ahhhhh
Ha. My only question is Where’s the picture of Sparkly One Wearing Heels while Riding a Bike after Drinking a Hot Toddy …
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.