Monday, February 18, 2013

Hot Buttered Rum

Perfect Pairing:  Winter party
I like to think of myself as a very healthy person and I try to eat nutritious, balanced, and light meals.  Putting butter in drinks typically does not fall into that “healthy living” category.  In defense of this drink, there is not much butter or added sugar when you consider how much this recipe makes.  Does that help?  Ok, so it’s not exactly carrot juice.  Moving on.
Hot Buttered Rum is so delicious and it just sounds welcoming.  It is also slightly dangerous because you can’t even taste the rum. 
I picture myself sipping this toddy in a cozy ski lodge in front of a blazing fire while my gloves and scarf dry nearby.  Did I mention that I haven’t skied in about 15 years?  Fortunately this drink is equally fantastic on any old frosty day!  It is the perfect thing to serve at a winter party.  It also makes your house smell like apples and cinnamon.  Is there a more welcoming aroma? 

Hot Buttered Rum
Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing

·         1 gallon apple cider
·         2 cinnamon sticks
·         4 Tb unsalted butter
·         1/3 cup brown sugar
·         1 bottle (750 ml) spiced rum
Pour the apple cider into a large pot, add the cinnamon sticks, butter, and brown sugar.  Bring to a light boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes.  Ladle the cider into mugs and top off with a shot of rum.  Stir to combine.  This can also be made in a slow cooker on low. 

1 comment:

  1. I am going to drink this really slowly if I ever make it. I think that would be the best way to savor the flavor.

    I like cinnamon a lot and try to enjoy the flavor in almost everything that will blend well with it. It's easy to add it to puddings and pies. However puddings and pies are sweet so there's a limit to how often you can have them.

    Mixing it with rum in this beverage is a good idea. The rum will balance the flavor.


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