Hot Buttered Rum Recipe & The History Of The Drink

January 17th is National Hot Buttered Rum Day. We’ve always been piqued about why Colonial Americans put butter into a mug of hot rum, so we drilled down. First, what is hot buttered rum? It’s a toddy with butter. What’s a toddy? A toddy, or hot toddy, is a warm cocktail concocted to add a…
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A Hot Tea Toddy Recipe For National Hot Toddy & Hot Tea Days

[1] All of the toddies here are shown in clear glasses or mugs. Why? It makes the drink look better (photo © L’Adresse | NYC). [2] In Colonial times a pat of butter was added to the toddy, creating Hot Buttered Rum. It clouded the drink, but in those days, everything was drunk from a…
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Rhum Clement Rhum Agricole For Yourself Or Gifting

One of our favorite experiences this year was an introduction to Rhum Clément, a premium distiller on the beautiful island of Martinique in the West Indies. Rhum Clément was established in 1887 when Homère Clément purchased a distillery in Le François, Martinique. There was a sugar crisis* in the Caribbean at the time, and the…
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Absolut Juice Apple Edition: Vodka With Apple Juice

[1] Apple Hot Toddy with mini apple pie bites (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] The Absolut Juice family: Apple, Pear & Elderflower, and Strawberry (photos #2 and #3 © Absolut). [3] An Absolut Sparkler: 1 part Absolut Juice Apple, 1 part soda, 1 part sparkling wine. [4] Maple syrup is a delicious…
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Eggnog Cream Pie Recipe & More Eggnog Recipes For Christmas & New Year’s

[1] Creamy eggnog pie. The recipe is below (photo © Taste Of Home). [2] Store-bought eggnog can be found in conventional versions as well as with plant milks (photo © Kemps). [3] Eggnog French toast. Here’s the recipe (photo © Driscolls). [4] Spiced eggnog cheesecake. Here’s the recipe (photo © Charlie Palmer Holidays). [5] How…
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