This is a holiday favorite at our house, although the holiday is entirely optional. It takes any Autumn evening chill away quite nicely. Enjoy.
Hot Buttered Rum
1.5 oz Rum
2 Tbsp Buttered Rum Batter (see below)
Cinnamon Stick (optional)
Rinse a coffee mug with boiling water to warm it up. Add the rum and Buttered Rum Batter to the heated mug. Top with boiling water and stir well to combine. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Buttered Rum Batter
1 lb Light brown sugar
.5 lb Unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp Ground cinnamon
2 tsp Ground nutmeg
.5 tsp Ground allspice
2 tsp Vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl, beat together all the ingredients until well combined. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a month or freeze until ready to use.