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Hot Buttered Rum

  • TOTAL TIME: 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4

Spiking this hot toddy with a dark rum like Gosling's gives it an especially rich flavor.

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  1. 1 cup dark rum
  2. Four 6-inch cinnamon sticks
  3. 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  4. 1 cup water
  5. 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  6. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  7. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  1. In a small bowl, blend the butter with the brown sugar and vanilla. In a medium saucepan, bring the water and apple juice to a boil. Place a cinnamon stick in each of 4 mugs or heatproof glasses. Add 1/4 cup of the rum, 1/2 cup of the boiling liquid and a heaping half tablespoon of the vanilla butter to each mug. Stir with the cinnamon stick and serve at once.