Thursday, October 8, 2009

Foodie Friday ~ Hot Buttered Rum and Italian Mellocello

Have you ever had Hot Buttered Rum. This is wonderful:)Mix butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
Put it in a covered container and keep in the fridge.
Add 2 teaspoons of the mixture, 1 shot of rum and fill with boiling water. Stir well and top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Hot Buttered Rum
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch salt
Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum (can use dark rum)
Boiling water
In a bowl, cream together the butter sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of the butter mixture into a small mugs. Add 1 shot of rum. Top with boiling water and stir well. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
(makes 12 servings)


The next drink takes 2 months. It's called Italian Mellocello, (mello because I add vanilla beans). I started it last weekend so I will have it ready for the holidays. Last year I gave it for presents. It was a big hit.

First wash 20 lemons real good.
Next peel them without getting too much of the pith. The pith is the white part and would make the drink bitter. Oh did my house smell good!
Next slit 5 vanilla beans and scrape out the insides.
You will need 2 750 ml bottles of Everclear.
Add all to a glass gallon jug with a lid. Then place in a dark cabinet for 2 months. There's more......I will tell you the rest of the recipe in two months. For now it has to sit.
So what to do with the juice from the 20 lemons.....
Squeeze them.
Place them in freezer bags and save for next years homemade lemonade.
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Lori E said...

Both of these sound so delicious. Lemoncello is one of my favorites but with fall winds blowing the hot buttered rum sounds like a good idea.

Haden News said...

I love your recipe for Hot Buttered Rum...can't wait to give it a try! I know your mellowcello is good :) Still have a "little" left from last year, do you think I'll be getting a new bottle this year?? :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Judy, I've never had hot buttered rum, but that recipe sounds great! And I can't wait to see what you do with the lemon peel, vanilla beans, and grain alcohol. Do you add something to it??? Enquiring minds... ;-)

Happy Foodie Friday!


Sheila :-)

The Fajdich Times said... must try the Hot Buttered Rum:) You will love it!! I can't stop drinking it. I can't believe I never had it before. As for the Mellocello....I think so:)

The Fajdich Times said...

Sheila ~ There is more to the recipe. I will update as I go through the process. It is fun to make and drink. I will keep you all posted. Do try the Hot Buttered Rum, it is great:)

Tammy518 said...

Ooh, these sound so good! We've tried making Hot Buttered Rum before and didn't have great results. This recipe looks truly yummy, though.

Mary said...

What wonderful recipes. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I always have hot buttered rum on Christmas Eve. I like your recipe better than my own. Have a great day.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Two great recipes! Your hot buttered rum would really hit the spot on this chilly weekend!

I made Limoncello a couple of years ago and it was great! I like the idea of the vanilla bean - it must really mello it out! Can't wait to hear the rest.

heartnsoulcooking said...

I have made lemoncello and I loved it. I will have to try your recipe for mellocello. I like the touch of vanilla in it.
Your hot butter rum also sounds wonderful.
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Joyce said...

I have tasted Lemoncello in Italy and it is so good but I have not had mellocello yet. Hot buttered rum sounds awesome.

Amy said...

Yummy! Hot buttered rum...who wouldn't totally love that? It sounds so incredibly wonderful, and your recipe looks pretty easy. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes. I will definitely be trying them this holiday season. Amy :)

The Desperate Cook said...

Oh my!!! I haven't had Hot Buttered Rum in a really long time. Thanks and I think I might try it for our Halloween Party.

Shelia said...

Hi Judy! Pretty drinks! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)