Hot Buttered Rum

October 10, 2010 (Day 253) — Hot Buttered Rum

So, Jenn and I have been kicking around the idea of getting Titan a companion. While he’s a very sweet, usually well-behaved dog, he tends to get a little bit crazy after we get back from work. Not only that, I think my wife was hoping for a dog just a bit more mellow than Titan (who, in his defense, is still a puppy). Just in case we decide to adopt another shelter dog, we decided that I needed to put up a pen in the backyard. While we DO have a fenced in backyard, we’ve learned from Titan that there are certain areas we’re not keen on the dogs getting. So, if they had a run, at least they could be outside without us worrying about them digging up the sprinkler system.

And, in the grand Vierthaler tradition, the day I decide to do fencing is chilly, windy and cold. Truly, we are a hardy breed. And by hardy I mean somewhat brain damaged.

Who's up for building a fence?

That means I’m going to need something to warm up me up deep down after coming soaked the core from a steady cold drizzle. A fall in Kansas! Hurrah and hip-hip huzzah! When I had my head cold, the Rum Toddy did a great job clearing out all the gunk and warming me up. So,why don’t we try a classic on this cold Kansas Sunday?

Hot Buttered Rum

1 small slice soft butter

1 tsp brown sugar

optional spices to taste: ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, allspice

vanilla extract

2 oz dark rum (I used spiced rum to help the flavorfulness)

Hot water

Place the butter, sugar and spices at the bottom of an Irish coffee glass. Muddle together. Pour in the rum and hot water, stir and serve piping hot.

Very rich and warm. Does a great job warming the center of you from the shivers of a cold day. While it was great after working outside in the cold, it’s more of a winter drink than a fall. This would be perfect after a day of hitting the slopes. Should have some longer posts starting tomorrow! I promise!


— Mark

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