Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cold Remedy or Yummy Adult Beverage?

When the Boyfriend isn't feeling well, he doesn't reach for the NyQuil, he doesn't reach for the Ibuprofen, he doesn't reach for the common cold remedy of any sort. He asks for a hot butter rum. And when he does, you know he isn't feeling well at at. AT ALL!
This beverage isn't just for colds though. It can be a great warmer-upper after a day of skiing or playing outdoors in the winter. It just isn't winter right now. He isn't feeling well. Just because it isn't winter doesn't mean I can't post this though. Maybe you have an ill one out there that would rather drown the cold in alcohol rather than drink the booze disguised as NyQuil. So here it is!

Hot Buttered Rum
aka known as the remedy
(serves one sickee or two normal adults)
Put a kettle on to boil. Meanwhile, in a large (16 oz.) mug, mix together 1/2 cup of rum, 2 tsp butter (or 1/2 tsp butter and 1/2 tsp coconut oil for a more island flavor), dash of cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, 1 whole clove, 2 tbs brown sugar, lemon juice to taste.
When the water is at a boil, fill mug to top and serve.

If you aren't feeling under the weather a dollop of whipped cream makes the drink more fun!

To your health!!!

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