It’s a long, cold, wind harden night…how about having something that will warm the cockles of your soul.
1 pound unsalted butter
1 pound brown sugar
1 pound confectioners’ powdered sugar
1 quart heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 quart dark rum
1 whisking whip
1/2 gallon pot of hot boiling water (ready to go on the stove)
1. In a sauce pot, melt unsalted butter, then add brown sugar and powdered sugar, whisking till syrupy. Let cool for a few minutes, then whip in heavy cream till completely incorporated. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg till spices flow throughout mixture evenly. Refrigerate for two hours. Serves one, two … or a few friends.
2. I like a 20 ounce mug for this concoction, giving leeway to the amount of Rum, creamy butter mixture and hot water I want to have. On a very cold night in front of a roaring fireplace, I like a triple shot of rum.
3. In your hearty mug, first add 6 to 8 ounces of creamy butter mixture, then top it with 2 or 3 heavy shots of dark rum. Let it set for a couple of minutes, infusing the flavors. Then add 1 cup of hot water, giving it a quick stir. Now begin sippin’ sheer ecstasy.