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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hot Rum Toddy

My wife and I both seem to be coming down with either a cold or a sore throat, so she suggested we have a Hot Rum Toddy.  Once upon a time, she attended nursing school, so who am I to argue?  The most important ingredient of an HRT is some good, dark rum.  I recommend Gosling’s Black Seal® or Myer’s Planters Punch®.  Gosling’s is an excellent rum, and it’s a bargain at under $20/750 ml.  The recipe below is easy to throw together in just a couple of minutes, and is guaranteed to cure what ails you (or at least warm you up on a cold winter’s night).  Remember, though, that an HRT is one cocktail that is definitely better stirred than shaken.  


Hot Rum Toddy

1 shot Gosling’s Black Seal® rum

1 dash  Ground nutmeg

1 dash  Ground cinnamon

3 Whole cloves

½ Lemon wheel

1 pat of Butter

Boiling water

Put the butter in a warm cup or mug.  Fill 2/3 full with boiling water.  Stir until butter is melted.  Stick the cloves into the lemon wheel and add to the cup.  Add the shot of rum (and a little more if there’s room).  Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and serve with a teaspoon for stirring.


Since this recipe is pretty basic, I thought I would see if I could find a more sophisticated one for you on the web.  I found a nice one at  Try it if you want something a little more elaborate.  I finished my first HRT while I was writing this post, now I’m off to make another.  Stay Healthy!

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