While we were watching
This recipe is pretty basic, designed for those of you who like to keep things simple, but there more sophisticated recipes on the web. I found a nice one at Astray.com for those of you who like to consume mass quantities of Hot Rum Toddy. Try it if you want something a little more elaborate. My first HRT was finished while this post was being written, now it’s time to make another. Stay Healthy!
Hot Rum Toddy
1.5 oz Gosling’s Black Seal® rum
1 dash Ground nutmeg (freshly ground, if available)
1 Cinnamon stick (or 1 dash Ground Cinnamon)
3-5 Whole cloves (or 1 dash of ground Cloves)
½ Lemon wheel
1 pat of Butter (unsalted preferred, but use what you have)
5-6 oz Boiling water
Stick the cloves into the lemon wheel, either from the side or by piercing holes through the rind with a cocktail pick. Put the butter in a warm cup or mug. Fill 2/3 full with boiling water. Stir until butter is melted. Pour in the shot of rum (and a little more if there’s room). Sprinkle with nutmeg (and cinnamon if you don’t have a cinnamon stick, and ground cloves if you don’t have whole ones). Add the “cloven” lemon wheel to the cup; you can use the lemon wheel as garnish, but be sure to give it a squeeze and drop it in before drinking. Serve with a teaspoon for stirring (or just stir with the cinnamon stick). Drink slowly, the longer it steeps, the better it tastes.