Hello Travel Wine Dine readers! My name’s Daisy and I blog over at Indulge Inspire Imbibe. I offered to write a guest post for Meghan while she spends some time in Ireland.
It has been an extremely snowy winter here in New England thus far, or haven’t you noticed? Instead of dreading the massive storms that seem to fall upon us every week, I embrace them by experimenting with libations to warm the soul. Last week I crafted a Hot Toddy and while it stands as a favorite winter warmer, the Hot Buttered Rum isn’t so bad itself. Switching up the cocktail routine (it’s a long winter after all) proves easy and satisfying.
1 small slice soft butter
1 tsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 oz dark rum
My favorite type of dark rum is Goslings Black Seal. (I usually have some on hand for mixing Dark-n-Stormys in the summertime!)
Muddle the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in the bottom of a glass or Irish coffee mug.
Pour in the rum
Pour in the hot water
There’s just something about the fluffy white stuff falling from the pale blue skies (okay, sometimes they are dark and gray, whose keeping score) and blanketing the earth that lifts my spirits. It evokes an inner happiness, a feeling of pure delight.
With Hot Buttered Rums to keep me warm, let it snow!
What warm and cozy things do you look forward to in the winter?