Have you heard the news? Turns out butter is good for you! Okay, it’s still high in calories, but it’s not clogging your arteries, it’s healthier than some of the ingredients in butter substitutes, and if you get grass-fed butter (which is so tasty) it has Vitamin K, which is good for you in many ways. And on that note, it’s about time for the classic Hot Buttered Rum to make a comeback!
It’s a perfect drink for autumn or winter. It belongs next to a nice fire, or out on the deck on a crisp, clear evening. It would even work around a campfire. Whatever the setting, a Hot Buttered Rum makes you feel more cozy.
Or you can get fancier, in which case you should really just make up a pitcher at a time and save yourself some labor.
- 1 bottle of dark rum
- 1 stick of butter (let it sit out until it’s soft)
- 2 cups of brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- a pinch of ground cloves
- a pinch of salt
- boiling water
Put the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt into a bowl. Cream them together with a mixer. Refrigerate until the mixture is almost firm. Spoon two tablespoons of the mixture into each of twelve small mugs. Fill the mugs to the halfway point with the rum (should use about three ounces of rum in each mug), then fill the mug the rest of the way with boiling water. Stir well and serve.