Being such a huge hot toddy fan, I knew I could not let National Hot Toddy Day go by without blogging about it. Confession, I only know this because it popped up as a reminder from Garden & Gun, thus I thought it only fitting to share their superb recipe today.
Hot Buttered Rum
8 cups apple cider
6 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
15 whole allspice berries
10 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks, broken into small bits
5 tsp. dark honey
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 cups dark rum
Boil first 6 ingredients about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add butter, stir till melted, strain into 8 warm mugs, and divide rum among them.
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