In Colonial times, Hot Buttered Rum was not only a holiday beverage, but also cure for the common cold or flu, which actually works. Simply delicious even in modern times.
colonial hot buttered rum

Colonial Hot Buttered Rum
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Recipe type: Alcoholic Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Serves: 15
  • 2 Cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 Cups Rum
  • heavy cream; whipped
  • nutmeg
  1. Put all ingredients, except rum and cream, and nutmeg into crockpot.
  2. Add 2 quarts hot water.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Cover pot and cook on LOW for 5 hours.
  5. Add rum; stir to blend.
  6. Serve from pot in warm mugs with a scoop of whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg.

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