Who said alcoholic drinks always have to be cold? This Hot Toddy is a welcome respite from the wet weather. This rum-based drink will warm you up on chilly nights. The combination of cinnamon and nutmeg gives it an earthy aroma and flavor, with a hint of citrus from the lemon. When you think of drinks, maybe one of the last ingredients you would think to put is butter, but that’s exactly what we added. It resulted in a smooth, silky, almost creamy texture that makes you smack your lips and keep you wanting more.

Ingredients:

  • Makes 2 servings
  • 240 ml water
  • 180 ml Don Papa Rum
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 lemon wheels
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 bar of butter

Directions:

  1. In a pot, add water, rum, cinnamon sticks, and lemon wheels.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour into glasses, with a cinnamon stick and lemon wheel each.
  5. Add big dollop of nutmeg-butter in each of the glasses and stir, muddling the lemon wheels a little.
  6. Stir until nutmeg-butter is melted.

Photos and video by Star Sabroso

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