Say Aloha to Happy Hour: Friday Retro Drink Recipe
Here’s a retro rum drink to kickoff what’s damn near the 12 days of Christmas -
Hot Buttered Rum
2 or 3 ounces dark rum
Twist lemon peel
Sweet cider or water
1 tablespoon sweet butter
Put the rum, lemon peel, cinnamon and cloves in a heavy 12-ounce mug that has been rinsed in very hot water to warm it. Heat the cider or water to the boiling point and pour into the spiced rum [try Sailor Jerry rum - if only for the hula skin illustration-esque label]. Add butter & stir well. Grate a little nutmeg on top. It’s a lifesaver in the winter – and tastes even better than one.
Toss back a few and soon you’ll be seeing hula girls [the Hawaiian equivalent of the pink elephant]!