Lucky for me, I’ve still got Adrian. Sure, it’s partly because he’s a big hunk of man who carries heavy things and can reach much higher than me, but mostly it’s because during winter he makes a tasty as hell hot buttered rum mix. It started two or three years ago when we were still in Indiana and there was a pretty rough snow storm that kept us inside for two days. We luckily had rum and this mix, and settled down for movies and a bit of drinkin’. Every year since then he’s made it for us, and most of the time, I can’t keep my little paws off. I don’t mind sharing though, so here’s the recipe.
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
(optionally, you can add 1/4-1/2 tsp of cloves)
Beat the sugar and butter together until fluffy. Mix in the spices.
In a mug, put a heaping teaspoon of the batter into 1 1/2 oz of rum and top with hot water, stirring well. Sprinkle with cinnamon or garnish with a cinnamon stick.