Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hot Buttered Rum

Wow it has been a great holiday!  My now 12 year old, Miss El, came to visit for the week between Christmas and New Year so we are hanging out...  We have an unusual amount of snow for this time of year, I have mentioned before that around our neighborhood we are kind of renowned... maybe infamous for our snow antics strange snow creatures come up often.  The four of us decided to go at snow painting this time.  Just some spray bottles from Walgreens, food coloring and water and away we went.

We hit the neighbor's bush

Made a driveway beacon (no missing the turn now)

and some random spots on the lawn...

But it was COLD out so we didn't get as much done as we wanted,  we weenied out one at a time, until I was standing in the yard with four spray bottles of colored water which is, face it is kind of weird.

That was OK though I had a special treat on the stove for me and some hot chocolate for my under 21 teammates.  Hot buttered rum was going for me, one of those drinks that soothes you from the inside and just makes the evening warm.

Makes two servings
1/2 cup apple Cidar
1/2 water
2 TBS brown sugar
2 TBS unsalted butter
3-4 whole cloves
1/8 tsp (isn't that a big pinch) of cinnamon or 1/2 a cinnamon stick
small pinch of salt
1/2 cup dark rum

Heat all of the ingredients in a small saucepan until it starts to simmer then serve.


  1. What a wonderful drink, Bryan! I didn't know butter was used in alcoholic drinks. I bet the combination is fantastic. Happy New Year!

  2. Delicious! I loved seeing all the fun that you and your precious family had...what a great injection of color! I wish I had a tall mug of hot buttered rum right now. It sounds so good after a long day of traveling. Thank you for sharing this recipe with me. I wish you and yours a blessed weekend and new year!

  3. This drink sounds awesome. Me too, I did not know butter can be used in acholic drinks. I have to give this a try. Happy New Year!

  4. That sounds like the perfect thing to come in from the cold to. My mister is away on sovereignty exercises, maybe I'll make this for him when he comes home.

    Snow painting is such a great idea!

  5. Hi Bryan!!
    I love the idea of hitting the neighbourhood with snow paint! It sounds like you are all having a great time with your kids.
    Hot buttered rums sounds delicious- sounds like something the witches and wizards in Harry Potter would drink! however, I'll have to wait a few months as it is 90+ degree here....looks like I have a lot of catch up reading to do