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Dear Liquid Muse,
Any ideas where to find a Hot Buttered Rum in Virginia or DC??
That is a pretty easy one. I bet most bars (especially swanky hotel bars like the ones in Firefly, Fahrenheit, the Mandarin, Urbana, Citronelle or Poste) and high-end restaurants with a strong bar clientele (like Alexandria’s Eamonn's or DC’s Rasika, Old Ebbitt, Morton’s or Clyde’s) would be able to accommodate a hot buttered rum. It is a relatively common drink and most bartenders know how to make it. And… just in case you want to make it at home, here is my version:
The Merry Muse Hot Buttered Rum
2 oz. rum (use 10 Cane if you feel like spoiling yourself)
1 tsp. Organic brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
boiling cider (to fill)
1 tsp. Butter
garnish: lemon peel swirl
Stir spices, vanilla, rum and cider together. Garnish with lemon peel. Float butter on top.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!