A drink for this weather

It is literally a perfect 31 degrees out today and is somehow still raining, sooo everything that hits the ground is now ice. Car completely sheeted in ice, every set of stairs, sidewalk and street corner. After a miserable walk back from class this drink recipe in the 217.com seems to be pretty perfect.

Hot Buttered Rum


1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch salt
Bottle dark rum (try Bacardi 8 Year, around $20)
Boiling water


First, cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a bowl. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Fill each mug about halfway with rum (3 ounces or so). Fill the remaining half with boiling water, stir well, and serve immediately.

You can caramelize your drink after adding the boiling water by inserting a hot metal rod (like a kabob skewer) into the liquid. CAUTION: Don’t let the rod touch the bottom of the glass or it will shatter!”

-Complements of the 217.


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