"Winter can be an endless, freezing drag. Nothing helps melt through seasonal malaise like a classic Hot Buttered Rum cocktail. It’s both sweet and warm, which is just the kind of comfort you want on the coldest days of the year."
3/4 cup rum
2 cups boiling water
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Pinch of salt
4 sticks cinnamon, for garnishing and serving
In a medium bowl, add honey, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Mix with an electric mixer. Add the rum and boiling water. Stir until the butter-and-spice mixture dissolves. Serve warm, garnished with cinnamon sticks.