I really don't drink a lot but when I find something new and different I really enjoy it.
A couple of weeks ago I was watching the movie Northwest Passage with Spencer Tracy and, even though I've seen it a number of time, I finally realized that the drink he mixed up in the tavern was a Hot Buttered Rum. I've never had one and so decided to try it.
Essentially, the recipe is:
2 oz dark rum – I use Myers and it's okay to err on the side of more rum
1 pat of butter
1 tablespoon of brown sugar (I used dark)
1 tablespoon of regular sugar
1 teaspoon of apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon (whichever you prefer)
Hot water (to taste)
Basically you put all of the ingredients except the water into a mug and stir them up then add hot water to the desired level
It is warming, comforting and tastes incredible, perfect for this time of the year. And this is coming from someone who thinks cocktail means you add a few drops of water to the Scotch, a couple of ice cubes to Bourbon, or an olive in the Martini!
If you try it, let me know what you think.