I thought I'd get a head start on today's salute to Hot Buttered Rum by making this easy, yet soul-warming cocktail on Thursday. First, the correct glassware, and I have a large collection, but for the life of me couldn't find a glass mug with a handle. Ok, I looked for maybe 5 minutes. Moving on.
Extremely easy to make and I went with David Wondrich's recipe on Esquire. Because Wondrich knows his shit. This drink breaks down to sugar cubes, hot water, 2 oz. of dark rum, butter and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Easy!
I was grabbing for Appleton's Dark Rum and decided to go with a favorite of mine, the Special, which has been good to me. See, I've already stopped following the rules - first glassware and now the rum.