• 12servings

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  1. 1 lb Dark brown sugar 

  2. 1 t White cardamom,

  3. 1/2 lb Butter, salted -ground

  4. 1 t Nutmeg, ground Dark rum, top-quality

  5. 1 t Cinnamon, ground -

  6. 1 t Cloves, ground -will serve 

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. MAKING THE BATTER: Put all batter ingredients (everything but the rum) in a food processor and run it until the mixture turns creamy. Fold it down once with a rubber spatula to make sure the spices are blended in, and run the food processor some more.

  2. Scoop the mixture into a plastic container, and refrigerate. It will keep for many months in the refrigerator, even though it contains butter.

  3. MAKING THE DRINKS: Fill a coffee mug half full of boiling water. The easiest way to do this is to put a mug of hot water in the microwave. If you don’t have a microwave, then fill the mug with boiling water, pour it out, then fill it half full of boiling water.

  4. Add about 2 generous tablespoons of batter. Stir until the batter dissolves in the hot water. I use a small wire whisk for this stirring.

  5. Add 2 jiggers (about 3 oz) of the best rum you can afford. When I make this in quantities for parties I like to use Myers Dark Rum.

  6. NOTES:

  7. * Ultimate hot buttered rum recipe — I started making hot buttered rum from a Trader Vic recipe 15 years ago, and I have gradually evolved it by adding more spices, more butter and less rum.

  8. The way you make a hot buttered rum is to add some ‘batter’ to some rum, and heat it. I like to keep a made-up batch of the batter in the refrigerator in an old margarine tub. For parties I make up a fresh batch.

  9. * One theory of hot-toddy making is that it is impossible to use too much batter, and you should keep stirring more in until you are bored with stirring. Another theory of hot-toddy making is that it is impossible to use too much rum, and that you should keep stirring in more until your friends panic.

  10. : Difficulty: easy.

  11. : Time: 5 minutes.

  12. : Precision: no need to measure.

  13. : Brian Reid : DEC Western Research Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust : reid@decwrl.DEC.COM —–


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