Hot Buttered Rum (found at Mahalo.com)
* 1 bottle Dark Rum
* 4 cups boiling water
* 2 cups brown sugar, lightly packed
* 1 tsp. cinnamon
* 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
* 1/2 tsp. allspice
* Dash of ground cloves
* 1 stick of softened butter
Mix together the softened butter, sugar and spices. Place butter in the refrigerator for about half an hour to set. Scoop 2 tablespoons or so of spiced butter into each mug, then fill each mug 1/3 full of rum (or more to taste). Top with boiling water. Scoop fresh whipped cream on top and serve!
I halved this recipe because there were 4 of us, and 1 drink a piece was plenty. We sat around, played cards and drank hot buttered rum. Then it was into the living room for a horror film before saying goodnight and driving home to a quiet street. The perfect Halloween.