Looking for something to heat you up on these cold LA nights?
Might I suggest a hot buttered rum cocktail today created by expert mixologist Ryan Wainwright of The Tasting Kitchen in Venice!
Ingredients include dark rum, housemade butter batter, apple butter, fresh-pressed ginger, Allspice dram, hot water, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and dark brown sugar as a sweetener
Rather make one yourself? Then go with this recipe by Martha Stewart –or at the very least make some spiced butter!
To make spiced butter: Beat (1 stick) room-temperature unsalted butter, 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar, 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons fresh peeled and grated ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg with a hand or stand mixer until well combined.
For each drink: Add a heaping tablespoon spiced butter to a heatproof glass. Add 1 1/2 ounces spiced rum, and top with 6 ounces boiling water. Garnish with cinnamon stick, orange zest, and a splash of orange juice if desired.