Drink of the Season: Hot Buttered Rum

Thursday, November 19, 2009
A few weeks ago TwitterMoms and Lenox sponsored a Drinks of the Season contest. Although I didn't enter my recipe in time for the deadline, I did want to share it with you.

As the cold air sets in and the wind starts whipping, it's time to whip up a favorite winter time drink...preferably enjoyed fireside. It is sure to delight your taste buds and warm your insides!!

Hot Buttered Rum
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 cup whipping cream (heavy)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons rum per each serving/mug (I prefer dark rum, but any will do)
Boiling water (1/2 cup per each serving/mug)

Beat butter and brown sugar in bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Beat in whipping cream and powdered sugar alternately on low speed until smooth and well combined. Stir in nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. This mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for several hours (or freezer for up to 3 months) until ready to use.

For each serving, place 2 tablespoons of rum and 2 tablespoons of batter into a mug. Stir in 1/2 cup of boiling water. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

NOTE: I like to add crushed Butter Rum Lifesavers as an additional garnish. Enjoy!

1 comment

Pootsie said...

YUM!! This sounds delicious! You should take it to the Turkey Bowl. xo