This hot buttered rum is the tipple you need to make this winter

If you have not tried hot buttered rum, you’re really missing out. A richly smooth beverage, it combines a medley of spices for a warming cocktail with an undeniable kick.  Destined to warm even the coldest souls in these tough times, this hot buttered rum recipe should be on your weekend cocktail making agenda.

Hot buttered rum recipe
Serves 2

Ingredients:
¼ cup softened unsalted butter
¼ cup brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp cinnamon
⅛ tsp ground cloves
⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
⅛ tsp ground allspice
½ cup boiling water
120 ml dark rum

To garnish
Whipped cream
Freshly grated nutmeg

Method:
1. Mix the softened butter with sugar and vanilla extract, then mix in all of the spices.
2. While boiling the water in a jug, add a heaped tablespoon (more if you want) of the butter mixture into each mug or heat proof glass.
3. Divide boiled water between each vessel, stir with butter mixture, add rum, stir.
4. Top each with whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg. You can also add a cinnamon stick which can also serve as a stirrer. 

Recipe source: www.sippingwithstella.com

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