One more drink to add to the list of holiday liquid ambrosia: Thom’s amazingly good, warming tonic to heal that which ails you, aka Hot Buttered Rum.
This isn’t that premade Tom and Jerry’s Batter… I know this Thom! Hot Buttered Rum is his Christmas specialty, a great drink to add to Thom’s repertoire.
Warning, this drink is known to make those who drink it feel especially warm. As in clothing removing warm…
Thom’s Hot Buttered Rum
Melt 1 lb of butter with the following combination of spices:
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Allow to steep over very low heat for 5-10 minutes, or even leave to sit off the heat over night.
In a mixer, combine the melted butter and spices with 2 lbs of brown sugar, a pinch of salt, and 2 eggs. Whip together for 10 minutes.
Pour the batter into lidded containers and refrigerate.
To assemble a drink:
- spoon one whopping tablespoon of batter into a cup. Add about 1/2 cup boiling water and stir to dissolve the batter.
- add your preffered amount of rum.
- and top off the cup with more hot water.
- add one split vanilla bean and the zest of one orange to the melted butter, along with the spices.