Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Ask The Liquid Muse...

Dear Liquid Muse,
Any ideas where to find a Hot Buttered Rum in Virginia or DC??
Thanks!!
Rachel Machacek

Hi Rachel,
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
1 clove
boiling cider (to fill)
1 tsp. Butter
dash vanilla
garnish: lemon peel swirl

Stir spices, vanilla, rum and cider together. Garnish with lemon peel. Float butter on top.

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

6 comments:

BabsieD said...

Dear lord, that picture of you is awesome!!! Loving the blonde!

xoxox and Happy Holidays!

natalie@theliquidmuse.com said...

Thanks, Barb! I can always count on you to say something nice!

DC Celine said...

It's amazing, the pic! (as are you, my dear) But where's my fellow strawberry blonde? :-(

natalie@theliquidmuse.com said...

Dahling... now you have that arena all to yourself! ;-)
xo

Anonymous said...

STICK W. THE NATURAL COLOR IF YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS - libS

natalie@theliquidmuse.com said...

Dear Anonymous,
Don't be a hater. Just get yourself to a colorist and perhaps some positive compliments will turn that negative attitude right around!
xo