Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Hot Spiced Rum

1 tea-spoon sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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1 wine-glass Jamaica rum

Ingredient: Jamaica rum

What it is:  Rum
Generic term for dark rum from Jamaica. Dark rum differs from gold in that some residual molasses is retained in the final product, in order to slightly sweeten the flavor. Very popular in the late 1800s and superior to most New England rums. Modern approximations include Inner Circle, Gosling's Black Seal and Pusser's Navy Rum.

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1 tea-spoon mixed spices

Ingredient: mixed spices

What it is:  Spice
Mixture of your favorite spices. Prof Jerry Thomas used allspice and cloves in Hot Spiced Rum.

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(allspice and cloves.)
1 piece butter

Ingredient: butter

What it is:  Additive
Dairy product made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk

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as large as a half a chestnut
(Use small bar glass.)

Fill tumbler with hot water.