Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hot Buttered Chocolate Rum

Remember those rum ball cookies? Buttery little bites with chocolate and rum ... now think about them warm ... so good, right? Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate with that hit of rum. Now, think about how good that would be as a cocktail.

I recently introduced myself to hot buttered rum, an old fashioned drink that's warm and comforting and perfect for a cold winter night, snuggled up with a blanket and a good book. Or the TV remote. Or whatever.

But then I thought, gee, why just butter? Why not add a little something more? Like chocolate. because that goes well with both chocolate and rum.

MMmm. Rum balls. If you happen to have a batch of those cookies sitting around, they'd be a perfect little nibble to go with this drink.

Hot Buttered Chocolate Rum

1 teaspoon butter
1 ounce white rum
1 ounce chocolate syrup
4 ounces hot water

Put the butter, rum, and chocolate syrup in a heatproof glass. Add  the hot water and stir until the butter is melted. If you have one of those little drink frothers, you can build a nice little topping of foam on the drink.

Or, if you want to be really decadent, put a little (or big) dollop of whipped cream on top.

Serve warm.

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