It's getting cold around the country--- snow in California and record snow in the Midwest! It seems like everyone could use a good toddy recipe to warm you up fast on a freezing night. I was introduced to Hot Buttered Rum après ski in Beaver Creek a few years ago and loved it! This cocktail recipe is perfect for the holidays because you can make a large batch in advance and keep the mixture in the freezer until you're ready to use it. This recipe is really rich-- almost dessert-ish but soooo yummy. Try it and let me know!
Hot Buttered Rum
1 pound unsalted butter -softened
1 pound Confectioner's sugar
1 pound brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch of salt
1 quart good quality vanilla ice cream -- at room temperature
Put in your freezer until firm or you're ready to use. To make a mug:
Place 1.5 ounces good quality dark rum (I like Appleton Estates) in your mug along with two generous tablespoons of the mix-- or more if you have a big mug. Fill the mug with boiling water. Top with a little fresh grated nutmeg-- just a little.
Want more holiday cocktail recipes?