It’s getting nice and nippy out there. So we’re always looking for fun ways to keep warm. If you’re a cheapo like me, you probably hate keeping that furnace cranked all day and night, and not everyone is fortunate enough to own a fireplace. Don’t worried, we’ve got you covered with this tasty recipe for hot buttered rum we found last year from superstar chef Rachel Ray. Give it a try and tell us what you think!
Hot Buttered Rum
- 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- Pinch salt
- 3/4 cup spiced rum
- 2 cups boiling water
- 4 sticks cinnamon, for garnish
Using an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a medium bowl until blended and smooth. Transfer the mixture to a 4-cup (or larger) measuring cup. Add the rum and then 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until the butter mixture dissolves. Divide the buttered rum among 4 mugs. Garnish with the cinnamon sticks and serve.
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Photo and recipe courtesy of Rachel Ray and the Food Network.