Hot Buttered Rum
A hot mug of rum has been served to warm a soul, ever since rum made its way to the New World. This gently spiced version is the perfect drink on a cold winter's night. Serve it while you trim the tree, or after you return from a day of skating, sledding or skiing. Top with freshly whipped cream, stir with a cinnamon stick and sip... by a roaring fire, of course.
- Equally divide the rum, simple syrup and the cider between two Irish coffee mugs or other mugs.
- Place 1 teaspoon of butter in each mug. Pour the boiling water equally between the two mugs and stir to combine.
- Garnish with the cinnamon sticks and top with whipped cream and a pinch of nutmeg. Serve immediately.
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